Space Strategies Consulting Limited Successfully Completes Phase I Beyond-Line-of-Sight Project Leveraging Astrapi Corporation’s Innovative Spiral Modulation Technology

Our analysis has not uncovered any major technical blocks to the development of a BLOS prototype radio. The analysis also indicates the promise of Spiral Modulation in other forms of radio transmission. – Col (Ret) Andre Dupuis, SSCL. CEO, former Dir. General Space for the Canadian Armed Forces

DALLAS (PRWEB) December 04, 2019
Astrapi Corporation is pleased to announce the successful completion, in support of Space Strategies Consulting, LLC (SSCL), of a Phase I project funded by Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) on “High Spectral Efficiency Using Spiral Modulation for BLOS Applications”. This project involved development of a proof-of-concept system for Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) applications leveraging Spiral Modulation under license from Astrapi. Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation provides a structured way to dramatically increase spectral efficiency by exploiting the capabilities of a continuously-changing spectrum. This innovative solution addresses critical problems in telecommunications, including greatly increasing data throughput, efficient bandwidth usage, reduced signal power requirements, improved interference rejection, and lower latency.
“We are thrilled with the results of SSCL’s initial effort, and we now look forward to migrating into hardware to demonstrate concretely how Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation substantially enhances the performance of non-satellite BLOS transmissions,” said Dr. Jerrold Prothero, Astrapi Founder and CEO. “And we are delighted to build upon the strong relationship we have established with SSCL. Their extensive communications R&D experience and satellite expertise are extremely valuable in advancing Spiral Modulation technology for this application. The results of this initial Phase I project were very encouraging, and significant improvements beyond this are expected.”
The project results demonstrated a 2-4 dB (approximately factor of two) improvement in signal power (Eb/N0) vs. bit error rate (BER) performance for communications using Spiral Modulation versus typical signal modulation for the same occupied bandwidth. The most dramatic performance enhancements were for higher order symbol alphabets. This improvement in signal power versus BER has significant implications for BLOS systems, most importantly in power savings and increased throughput. Power savings may permit significant reductions in antenna size, and a Spiral Modulation enabled BLOS radio could increase throughput by 40% versus the use of traditional signal modulation. The potential to significantly increase the communications throughput in this very challenging operational environment represents a unique opportunity to close an existing capability gap.
Colonel (Ret) Andre Dupuis, Space Strategies Consulting Ltd. President and CEO, and former Director General Space for the Canadian Armed Forces, said, “Our analysis has not uncovered any major technical blocks to the further development of a BLOS prototype radio. The analysis also indicates the promise of Spiral Modulation in other forms of radio transmission such as satellite, terrestrial microwave and Wi-Fi.”
ISC awarded SSCL the contract to explore the use of Astrapi’s technology in their project. The second stage of the contract is pending, and may be awarded in the second quarter of 2020.
Critical and limiting problems for any satellite communication system are signal interference and environmental conditions in the atmosphere which degrade performance. These constraints are particularly acute in contested environments subjected to intentional jamming. Robust Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) capability provides a redundant link to address these challenges. Phase I project results demonstrated the ability of Astrapi’s Spiral Modulation to provide more resilient and efficient BLOS links.
ABOUT Astrapi CorporationAstrapi is the pioneer of spiral-based signal modulation, which opens an unexplored area for innovation at the core of telecommunications. Based on a generalization of Euler’s formula, the foundational mathematics for telecom, Astrapi provides fundamentally new ways to design the symbol waveforms used to encode digital transmissions. By applying new mathematics to signal modulation, Astrapi is able to improve the trade-off between the four fundamental parameters in telecommunications: bandwidth, signal power, data throughput, and error rate. The resulting efficiency translates into higher spectral performance with more bits available at a lower cost.
ABOUT Space Strategies Consulting, Ltd.SSCL’s team of highly qualified Space Professionals brings our clients a deep understanding of the complexities of space operations across the entire spectrum of users from Commercial, Civil and National Security stakeholders. We have in-depth knowledge of user requirements that can bring together space capability providers with operational users. Mission Areas include, Policy, Planning and Strategy Development, Space Mission Design, Space Sciences and Exploration, Government Contracting, Earth Observation and, Remote Sensing, Surveillance of Space, Satellite Communications, Training and Professional Development, and Exercise and Wargame Design, Development and Execution.
ABOUT Innovative Solutions Canada Innovative Solutions Canada is a new program with over $100 million dedicated to supporting the scale up and growth of Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs by having the federal government act as a first customer. Twenty participating federal departments and agencies will set aside a portion of funding to support the creation of innovative solutions by Canadian small businesses.
Innovative Solutions Canada is aimed squarely at innovators. By funding proposed solutions, the program is supporting the development of early-stage, pre-commercial innovations. The program is a core element of the Innovation and Skills Plan announced in Budget 2017 and the government’s commitment to create better jobs and grow the middle class.
Fuel the development and adoption of technological innovation in Canada.
Grow Canadian companies through direct funding to support early stage, pre-commercial research and development, late stage prototypes, and to accelerate commercialization.
Encourage procurement from companies led by under-represented groups, such as women, Indigenous, youth, disabled individuals, LGBTQ+ and others.
Foster greater industry-research collaboration through the release of challenges for solutions that address key Government of Canada priorities.
Provide federal departments and agencies with opportunities to develop new capabilities to meet their research and development needs and thereby advance government priorities.

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Kim Baker Foods Releases New Limited Edition Chi Box™ for the Holidays

Limited Edition Holiday Chi Box

“Pro-Chi is a new delicious, healthy snack that is fun and unexpected. Give the gift of Chi this season with a limited edition Chi Box through December 31st and you’ll also help feed a hungry family in need.”

RICHMOND, Va. (PRWEB) November 25, 2019
Kim Baker Foods is releasing its new Limited Edition Chi Box™ for the holidays. For less than $25, send someone a sampler of one of the newest healthy snack products on the market with a dose of positivity. For every box sold, Kim Baker Foods will donate a package of Pro-Chi to FeedMore to feed a hungry family in the new year.
The Chi Box includes nine 1 oz. Pro-Chi™ Lentil Crunch packages in an assortment of flavors including Harissa Lime, Simply Salted, and Dark Chocolate Drizzle, along with three tea lights and a lavender satchel. Pro-Chi™ Lentil Crunch is a healthy and fun plant-based snack with 7 grams of protein per serving and it’s grain free. Pro-Chi can also be used to add texture, nutrition and flavor to foods such as salad, yogurt, smoothie bowls, and more. Chi Boxes are available for $24.99 on and Amazon until December 31st or until supplies last.
Using its passion for food as a vehicle for positivity has been core to the mission of Kim Baker Foods. “The Chi Box is an awesome holiday gift for anyone and it pays it forward to a family in need,” said Kim Baker, founder of Kim Baker Foods. “We believe in celebrating the essence of the holiday spirit with healthy inspiration.”
Kim Baker Foods ( celebrates food that nourishes people, their communities, and the world around us. Pro-Chi™ is a unique plant-protein snack that makes clean eating fun and accessible. Pro-Chi™ Lentil Crunch Snacks and Protein Toppers are sold at and Amazon, as well as at select retail locations. Founder Kim Baker has cooked live on the TODAY Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda and has been featured in numerous media outlets including Virginia This Morning, FOX Business News, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Newsday, and others.
Visit us on Instagram and Facebook at @kimbakerfoods and @prochiplantenergy.
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Gorillaz and Superplastic Partner to Release Limited Edition Vinyl Toy of 2D

BURLINGTON, Vt. and LONDON, November 14, 2019 ( – Premier designer toy and synthetic celebrity brand Superplastic has joined forces with the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act* – British band Gorillaz – to create a new ultra-limited collector’s edition toy – available today on and
The collaboration sees Gorillaz lead singer 2D immortalized in vinyl and is the first Gorillaz toy of its kind in over ten years since Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett first worked with Superplastic founder Budnitz on the iconic vinyl Gorillaz toys back in 2005. The oversized 12-inch collector’s edition toy features glowing LED eyes; a mic stand and Hewlett’s iconic art realized with Budnitz’s famous eye for quality. 
Superplastic founder Paul Budnitz said, “Gorillaz is a massive inspiration, and I’m incredibly thrilled to be working with Jamie on toys again.”
2D said “I was out window shopping for the holiday season or something like that, and in one window I saw my reflection. But I looked so much smaller. And it looked like I was singing.”
Budnitz, who created the original Gorillaz toys in collaboration with Hewlett almost ten years ago, is often credited with popularizing the art toy movement around the world and is also well known as co-creator of synthetic celebrities Janky & Guggimon.
The limited edition 2D GORILLAZ X SUPERPLASTIC vinyl 2D toy retails for $80/£65 via and
Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award-winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.
* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.
About Superplastic
Superplastic is a character-based product and animated entertainment company famous for synthetic celebrities, Janky & Guggimon, as well as its sold-out line of limited-edition designer toys and apparel. The company was founded in 2018 by well-known artist & entrepreneur Paul Budnitz (Kidrobot, Ello, Budnitz Bicycles), and recently completed a $10 million series A in 2019. Legendary toy artist Huck Gee is head of creative. Superplastic is based in Burlington, Vermont with satellite offices in New York and San Francisco.
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Infinite Love Releases Limited Edition A Woman With a Heart of Gold Collection

Samantha from Infinite Love Candles & Gifts is releasing a new product line made for a woman with a heart of gold. The exclusive product line is created by Samantha herself and features gold hearts throughout the collection. Each piece of jewelry is made with love, Infinite Love. Each item is handcrafted with the intention of being a wearable hug and to remind the wearer of how they are loved and appreciated.
Press Release – updated: Nov 10, 2019 00:11 EST

GILBERT, Ariz., November 10, 2019 ( – Handmade necklaces, earrings and gift sets are made from stainless steel, sterling silver, and gold. Some have hand-painted, stylish chains with Swarovski crystal and pearl accents.
Designer Samantha from Infinite Love Candles & Gifts is releasing the brand new A Woman with a Heart of Gold collection and each product will be individually made by the designer herself.
Infinite Love Candles & Gifts is known for helping women of all ages so they can hold a little, daily reminder they are loved. Each item is made with love, Infinite Love, from Samantha to you!
Thus, for the first time, Samantha has created an entire product line of her favorite and most popular necklaces.
The collection will be exclusively sold on where the limited products are scheduled to sell out by the end of the season.
The necklaces, earrings and boxed gift sets are designed to showcase Infinite Love with grace and love that make women of all ages feel as though they were radiating kindness from within.
Several products come in silver, gold, red and rainbow to capitalize on today’s trends.
Hypoallergenic items are stainless steel.
A Woman with a Heart of Gold ranges in price from $10 to $150.
Samantha is excited to welcome her fans to her new handmade product line collection they’ve been requesting.
For more information or an interview with Samantha, please write to
About Infinite Love Candles & Gifts
Samantha started designing A Woman with a Heart of Gold after she was faced with a very real problem. Her mother suffered a medical emergency which left her disabled and unable to care for herself. After agreeing to care for her in-home, Samantha began to see how many people compromise their lives or financial future to care for a sick loved one. She saw this problem and began to seek a way to help employ others in similar circumstances. Samantha’s goal is to help offer income to those like her. A Woman with a Heart of Gold collection is inspired by those small, powerful acts of kindness. A Woman with a Heart of Gold seeks to comfort those who comfort others by being a daily reminder of how you are loved and appreciated. A Woman with a Heart of Gold is a “thank you” for all you do to make this world a better place. Samantha wishes you love, Infinite Love, from all of us to you!
Source: Infinite Love Candles & Gifts

Entech International (H.K.) Limited Says Fluoride-Ion Batteries Will Deliver Up to Eight Times Longer Battery Life Than Lithium Cells

Press Release – updated: Nov 8, 2019 20:48 HKT

HONG KONG, November 8, 2019 ( – ​​​Lithium cells became commercially available close to the 1970s and although the technology has seen its fair share of improvements, it will soon be superseded by Fluoride-ion technology in the years to come owing to the continuous efforts of Hong Kong battery company, Entech International (H.K.) Limited.
Fluoride-ion technology implements the use of a Fluorine-based electrolyte in the presence of adequate electrodes in a structure similar to that of Lithium-ion batteries however prove more efficient in terms of the capability to store energy.
Entech International (H.K.) Limited ultimately brought the research closer to realization the moment they succeeded in their attempt to create a prototype cell that proved to be functional under the constraints to a common environment under room temperature.
Entech International (H.K.) Limited aims to provide three main areas of specific battery application, also additional industry uses. Within the electronic vehicle industry, the company has stated it will manufacture vehicle battery packs capable of up to 2000km per single charge in the near future.
“The use of Fluoride-ions have certain desirable characteristics when concerning essential battery requirements that include favorable voltage, as well as the capacity of the cell in general, that amount to essentials for any battery,” commented Zhuan Xinyi, Chief Technology Officer at Entech International (H.K.) Limited.
Viewing Fluorine from a charge based perspective, its negative nature can be observed when taken in comparison to lithium ions that are positively charged. Benefiting from the fundamental nature of fluorine, the battery capacity can be increased using fluorine-ion technology for battery capacity and life can be defined by the amount of ions that are moved.
In that respect, negatively charged particles or anions can be moved with relatively less effort as compared to cations, thus, the creation of batteries that have higher energy densities than Lithium-ion batteries become possible.
The cell developed is capable of improved performance (both in terms of discharge and recharge capabilities) over traditional lithium ion-based cell solutions, and fluoride-based batteries may soon supersede lithium-based batteries as the new standard for commercial-grade batteries.
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