The proposed solution was developed to provide maximum connectivity, security, seamless user experience and support to USSOCOM missions. To achieve these requirements, we made an extensive research looking for breakthrough technologies that could contribute to the proposed challenge and designed a 360 solution that goes way beyond a single CubeSat design; we found inspiration in nature (hummingbird, eagle, swarm of bees, scorpion and dragonfly) and worked around the following technologies: Laser relay GEO satellite, Swarm of CubeSats, Blockchain Technology, LaserCom, Integrated Photonics, Water Propulsion, Drones, Compound Optics, Augmented Reality, Iris Scanner, Bone Conduction and Quantum Encryption.
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Proposed solution is 1.5- unit (1.5U) CubeSats. Each CubeSat should be about 4 inches x 4 inches x 6.7 inches (10 centimeters x 10 centimeters x 17 centimeters) and weighs approximately 5 pounds (2.5 kilograms).
Secure communications & high data rate on the move (wearable)
Helps on missions: find, fix, track, target, engage, assess.
Digitally track friendly (blue) & enemy (red) people and locations.
Display 3D Battlefields, live video from drones, etc.
Existing technologies with only minor integration or adaptation:
+ Laser Relay GEO Satellite.
+ Blockchain Technology.
+ Augmented reality.
+ Iris recognition.
+ Bone sound conduction.
Existing technologies under development (should be ready within required challenge 12-24 months schedule)
+ Water/Ice propulsion.
+ Integrated photonics - compound optics.
Technologies under development
+ Quantum key encryption.