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OVERVIEW OF SACRI George Washington University September, 2002. Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI). Prof. Joseph N. Pelton, Director David Smith and Neil Helm, Deputy Directors Frank Loch, BAH and Prof. Hermann Helgert, Co-Chair of Industry Advisory Council.

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space and advanced communications research institute sacri

Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute(SACRI)

Prof. Joseph N. Pelton, Director

David Smith and Neil Helm, Deputy Directors

Frank Loch, BAH and Prof. Hermann Helgert, Co-Chair of Industry Advisory Council

the sacri vision
“THE SACRI VISION”

To Build a Globally-Recognized Research Institute that will Conduct Leading Edge Research in the Areas of Space Applications, Wireless Systems, and Networking. The special emphasis will be in Satellite Communications with regard to advanced technology, next generation systems, air and transportation safety, disaster recovery and anti-terrorism applications.

background
Background
  • SACRI integrates the GW Netlab and the GW Institute for Applied Space Research (IASR) into a single research entity
  • SACRI draws on GW core faculty, graduate students, industry advisory board, CIT Support, access to the Telecom City University Research Consortium (with the ability to partner with MIT, Harvard, Tufts, BU, etc.) and existing R&D contracts all help to create a viable base from which to launch SACRI
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Current or Near-term Pending Research

  • Center for Innovative Technology (Va.)-

Creation of the SACRI Lab ($75K)

  • Hewlett Packard Company-

New Broadband Satellite Applications for Telecommuting ($57K)

  • Communications Research Lab of Japan-

- Advanced GeoPlatform Comsat Systems Phase 4- ($60K)

- Satellite Systems Policy and Standards Reports ($75K)

  • TASC-Northrop Grumman-

3 year contract to support satellite design work ($50K)

current or near term pending research
Current or Near-term Pending Research
  • NTTC Emergency Response Technology Program

Urban Casualty Relocator Development Program ($170K)

  • NASA Goddard ($24.5K)

Feasibility demonstration of cyber-locator system for satellite communications security

  • Japan-US Okinawa Disaster Simulation (Pending)

Joint Project with Asian Disaster Reducation Center, Pacific Disaster Center, CRL of Japan and Japan-US Science Technology and Space Applications Program. (Scope and budget under development)

sacri concept description
SACRI Concept Description
  • GW, in collaboration with industry partners, will organize, structure , populate and market the SACRI concept. SACRI will team with sister Institutes such as Aviation Institute, Space Policy Institute, Crisis and Disaster Management Institute and Cyberspace Policy Institute
  • Initial phase of SACRI will be funded through a combination of GW and industry participation and existing contracts with HP, TASC, CRL, CIT, etc..
  • Industry and Government clients will be identified to provide long-term funding for the Institute.
sacri telecom center research facility
SACRI Telecom Center Research Facility
  • To be developed in partnership with GWU Aviation Institute
  • Capable of supporting R&D and training in the areas of aircraft traffic control and monitoring, industry call centers and telecommuting. (Up to million dollar facility)
  • Development plan under development with industry, government and university partners
sacri relationships

SACRI

SACRI Relationships

GWU

SEAS

  • Academic/IndustryResources
  • Join existing Netlab and
  • IASR capabilities
  • Educational Programs
  • Faculty & Graduate Students
  • Industry Partners
  • Telecom City Univ. Research Consortium
  • Funding Sources
  • Existing contracts with
  • HP, CRL, TASC, CIT
  • Grants
  • Industry Partners
  • Clients
  • Cooperative projects with
  • Aviation Institute ,SPI, CPI

Facility Expanded LAB w/

GWU-VA

Location

sacri organization
SACRI Organization
  • Herman Helgert and Frank Loch, Co-Chair of Advisory Council
  • Joseph N. Pelton, Director
  • Neil Helm and David Smith, Dep. Directors
  • Other Researchers:Peter MacDoran, Ivan Bekey, D.K..Sachdev, and Al Schneider
  • Research Assistants:Zubair Abdullah, Nadir Khan, Justin Borodinsky
sacri product service offerings
SACRI Product/ Service Offerings
  • We will research, develop and provide technology solutions for our Government and Commercial Clients.
  • We will focus on the “hard” front-end technology related problems.
  • Our products will include analysis, simulation, demonstrations, and technology insertion solutions.
current implementation
Current Implementation
  • Work with Industry representatives to develop the SACRI Charter, Business Plan, Facility/ Research Plan and Schedule.
  • Define a set of specific research projects which can grow SACRI’s product/service offerings.
  • Renew and expand existing contracts and partnerships, increase ECE and other GWU faculty participation and partnership with sister Institutes
  • Update and expand Web Page and GWU Catalog description
current sacri industry advisory board
Current SACRI Industry Advisory Board
  • Frank Loch, BAH and Prof. Hermann Helgert, GWU, Co-Chair
  • Louis Ippolito, Chief Scientist, ITT Industries
  • David Powell, Senior V.P, Tellabs
  • Mary Ann Elliot, Pres/CEO, Arrowhead Space and Telecommunications, Inc.
  • D.K. Sachdev, Principal, Spacetel Consultancy
  • Pat Talty, Director, TASC, Northrop Grumman
  • Mark Tigerman, Chief Scientist, Futurewave, Inc.
  • David Messner, VP and GM, General Dynamics Network Services
summary
Summary
  • An initial SACRI concept has been defined with significantcorporate input and advice. A new 4 year Charter was recently granted by the University
  • A number of research contracts have been awarded and several other major awards are pending
  • Expansion of the SACRI lab is being planned, a joint Telecommunications Center research facility in partnership with the Aviation Institute is in development and an expanded website created
  • A core group of GW faculty and Senior Research Scientists are ready to move forward towards detailed definition and implementation
contact
Contact
  • For Further Information contact:

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton (703) 536-6985

jpelton@seas.gwu.edu or ecjpelton@aol.com

Neil Helm (202) 994-5509 or (301) 229-8991

neil.helm@mindspring.com or helm@seas.gwu.edu