November 22nd 2017

Comsat Architects Awarded Air Force Phase I SBIR Contract to investigate potential applications of emerging commercial NGSO Satellite Constellations

On November 22nd 2017, Comsat Architects has been selected to receive Phase I funding through the United States Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. This funding will support the identification of high data rate communication services provided by emerging NGSO satellite constellations to demonstrate feasibility for use on United States Air Force unmanned and manned vehicle applications. Through this work, the United States Air Force seeks to take advantage of new and emerging non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite communications constellations and to help condense the time between deployment of NGSO constellations and their operational use by the Air Force.
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November 21st 2017

Machine Learning Research Scientist, Dr. Mathew McCaskey Gave Guest Lecture to Rocky River High School Computer Science Classes

On November 21st 2017, Comsat Architect's Machine Learning Research Scientist, Dr. Mathew McCaskey, gave a guest lecture at Rocky River High school on the introduction to the emerging area of machine learning to its computer science classes. Dr. McCaskey showed the students basic models and diagrams, as well as the basic mathematics of Machine Learning. He showed the students how Machine Learning can be applied to a variety of fields, like business, communication systems, and imaging. Using his work at Comsat Architects, Dr. McCaskey provided the students with valuable insight on this new technology and knowledge on what a future career in the computer science and engineering field would entail.

October 11th 2017

Comsat Architects promotes careers in engineering and computer science at Rocky River High School STEM day

On October 11th 2017, Comsat Architects attended the Rocky River High School STEM day to promote careers in science, technology, math, and engineering. Our company had the opportunity to talk with the students about our work in satellite technology, machine learning, and computer science and provided insight on beginning a career in these areas. Comsat Architects was thrilled to be a part of this event for our local community and wish all Rocky River High School students success in their future careers. In the photo to the left, our own Comsat Architects employee and Rocky River High School Alum Ian Trudell talks to the students about the basics of machine learning.

October 3rd 2017

Comsat Architects has entered a limited purpose CRADA to discuss and explore mutual interests with the Air Force Institute of Technology

The United States Air Force has implemented a Non-Disclosure Agreement with Comsat Architects to discuss and explore mutual interests relating to intelligent aerospace and satellite communication systems; to include enabling technologies of machine learning and cybersecurity. This Non-Disclosure Agreement is a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The point-of-contact for the Limited Purpose CRADA is Dr. Robert Mills with the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

September 14th 2017

Comsat Architects attended the NASA SCaN SBIR Optical Communications Workshop

Comsat Architects helped organize and attended the 2017 NASA SCaN SBIR Optical Communications Workshop in Los Angeles, California on September 13th. The conference offered the opportunity to hear updates from NASA, prime contractors, and small businesses on their most recent work in Optical Communication technologies. Please visit this link to learn more: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/engineering/technology/sbir_optical_comm_workshop

April 25th - 27th, 2017

Comsat Architects present at Space 2.0

Infocast's Space 2.0 held its 3rd conference in Milpitas, CA to provide deal-making and relationship-building opportunities among groups in the NewSpace movement. NewSpace companies and startups were able to network with investors, aerospace primes, government agencies, and incumbent players from the satellite operator and manufacturing worlds. Please click here to learn more.

March 30th, 2017

Project Manager, Bob Corrigan, Included as Panelist at Ohio Federal Research Network Industry Mixer

Due to Comsat Architects' current research grant with the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN), Bob Corrigan, our Project Manager, has been selected to participate on a panel discussion detailing how partnering with the OFRN could be valuable for businesses in the state. The business oriented OFRN industry mixer will be held on March 30th at the University of Cincinnati and is focused on helping Ohio companies understand how this new statewide program can benefit job creation and company growth. Please click here to learn more.

February 20th, 2017

Comsat Architects Awarded Research Funding from the Ohio Federal Research Network

Comsat Architects, awarded research funds by the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN), will further the area of advanced communication technologies. Comsat Architects joins a consortium produced by this funding that includes Wright State University, Ohio University, University of Toledo, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and Gird Systems, Inc. Comsat Architects’ primary role is to develop an intelligent space communication network for Federal agencies. This network will enable an autonomous and secure network, providing increased capacity on existing infrastructure using artificial intelligence to optimize data traffic flow. “This project continues Comsat Architects’ goal of training young professionals in high-tech jobs within Ohio,” noted Kul Bhasin, PhD, founder of Comsat Architects. The consortium has been awarded $800,000 in research funds to perform this work and is expecting to create 120 Ohio jobs over a five-year period.
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January 10th, 2017

Comsat Architects Intern Wins 1st Place in Hackster.io Contest for Artificial Intelligence Technology

Austin Wilson once again sweeps the floor with his innovative technology advancements. On January 10th 2017, Mr. Wilson won 1st place for most creative project in the Alexa API Mashup Contest, a partnered competition between Hackster.io and Amazon. Mr. Wilson used his programming knowledge and a public API to connect a new voice controlled experience to the video game Elite: Dangerous. By using his technology, Mr. Wilson is able to ask certain questions in the game and is then given a voice reply back with the information needed. Click this link to learn more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk.

October 2016

High School Intern in the Spotlight

Austin Wilson, a web development intern at Comsat Architects and a Junior at Rocky River High School, recently won 2nd place in The Internet of Voice Challenge hosted by Amazon. Austin designed and developed hes very own voice controlled K'nex vehicle using Raspberry Pi, Arduino Uno, and Amazon's Alexa. There were 101 projects submitted in this world wide challenge. Please visit this website to learn more: https://www.hackster.io.

October 17th - 20th, 2016

Comsat Architects Attended the AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference

This joint conference, located conveniently in Cleveland, Ohio, provided Comsat Architects with a great opportunity to represent the high technology capabilities and economic growth of Northeast Ohio. At the conference, Comsat Architects presented a co-authored paper under the title "An Architecture Concept for Cognitive Space Communication Network". Please visit the conference website to learn more: http://www.kaconf.org/. On the left: Tammy Blankenship, our Business Development Coordinator, helps Clotilde Fertini, the conference organizer, pull a business card out of a jar to claim a raffle prize.

September 30th 2016

One-year NASA Contract Granted

Comsat Architects has been given a year contract to support the SCaN program at Glenn Research Center.

September 14th 2016

Comsat Architects Attended the NASA SCaN SBIR Commercialization Workshop

By attending this conference, Comsat Architects was able to provide vital input into the formation of this year's 2016 NASA SBIR topics. In addition, our company gained several insights into the SBIR process. Please visit this website to learn more: http://sbir.gsfc.nasa.gov/scan-workshop.

May 2016

Employee in the Spotlight

Kevin Klanac, our very own accountant and office manager, was granted the Great Grad 2016 award for his time at Lorain County Community College. In an article that highlights his exemplary achievements, Kevin represents Comsat Architects as a key strength to building his career. Please click here to learn more.

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