David M. Shaw


Astrapi was organized to address the spectrum crisis. Astrapi has over thirty patents issued or pending, been recommended for an NSF grant, raised over $2.2 million, and a deal pipeline exceeding $12 million. Astrapi is an accepted member of the National Spectrum Consortium which has $1.25 billion to optimize spectrum for the Department of Defense. We’re uniquely positioned to capture some of that funding.

We’ve been accepted to the TIA Startup Challenge, the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition, and the NAB Futures Lab Park. We also were nominated for a Telecom Council of Silicon Valley award. Astrapi defines and controls an entirely new field – spiral modulation. There is no prior art. The novelty lies in designing the polynomial orthogonal basis set using spirals or sinusoids with continuous time-varying amplitudes.

Network operators and OEMs are interested because spirals enable more information to be packed into the channel, mitigate interference and phase distortion, extend battery life and provide a precise way to synchronize signals. Astrapi addresses communications networks that are capacity and power constrained such as wireless, satellite, IoT and defense networks. Each represents well over $1 billion Total Available Market(s).

We have a strong team in place with a stronger team of advisors. Eight of the ten most active strategic investors are aligned with our value proposition.

P.S. – I met my co-founder while waiting to meet a former McCombs classmate (Jamie Rhodes) at a technology networking event over ten years ago.

BBA  1981
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