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Company Information:

Company Name: Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
City: Fairfax
State: VA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (703) 272-1320

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,256,698.00 14
SBIR Phase II $7,298,392.00 7

Award List:

Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Legacy approaches to Radar Threat Warning such as SLQ-32 are being completely replaced through modernization programs such as SEWIP Block 2, which will likely replace IFM technology with a channelized receiver approach. In doing this, the benefits of COTS hardware modules can be leveraged, along… More

Distributed Aperture Radar Signal Processing Algorithms, Waveforms, and Signal Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
The goal of this Phase I SBIR effort is to develop innovative techniques that exploit distributed apertures to defeat mainlobe jammers of MDA radar systems. Phase I will develop basic concepts for distributed aperture signal processing in this domain and establish their feasibility using a computer… More

Robust Distributed GPS Apertures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $98,945.00
Abstract:
Azure Summit Technology will develop algorithms and techniques for Vector Navigation (VNAV) in this Phase I effort. Using actual collected GPS signals from a degraded RF environment, we will establish feasibility of VNAV through modeling and simulation. We will also develop a plan for a real time… More

Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Bierly, President and CTO
Award Amount: $99,987.00
Abstract:
Next generation Radars (NGR) for MDA will advance closer to the ideal of a fully digitized array and digital beamforming. In a conventional phased array radar (PAR), analog beamforming networks reduce the entire array into a few combined beams (e.g., sum beam, difference beams) at X-band. Next… More

Small UAV Accurate Geolocation and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Scott Bierly, Engineering Manager
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I effort, Azure Summit will develop a modular and scalable systems concept for SUAV payloads to perform RF Geolocation of broad classes of radar and communications emitters from 100-18000 MHz, across payload SWAP ranges, number of sensors, and signal environments, maximizing hardware… More

Small UAV Accurate Geolocation and Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (703) 268-6192
Award Amount: $749,149.00
Abstract:
In this Phase 2 SBIR effort, Azure will develop and demonstrate a miniature SIGINT payload suitable for deployment on SUAVs as small as a WASP. This payload will be based on a scalable and modular design that can be extended in frequency, number of channels, and signal processing capabilities for… More

Adaptive Control of Digital Channelized Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,879.00
Abstract:
One of the difficulties encountered in EW is the amount of spectrum available to target emitters. Effective surveillance of such wide bandwidths requires one or more EW receivers with high instantaneous bandwidths. The outputs of these receivers are usually channelized to facilitate signal… More

Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $999,962.00
Abstract:
In a conventional phased array radar (PAR), analog beamforming networks reduce the entire array into a few combined beams (e.g., sum beam, difference beams) at X-band. Next generation PAR will use a hybrid approach, forming many subarray beams in analog, and then performing a second-stage of… More

Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $299,820.00
Abstract:
Legacy approaches to Radar Threat Warning such as SLQ-32 are being completely replaced through modernization programs such as SEWIP Block 2, which will likely replace IFM technology with a channelized receiver approach. In doing this, the benefits of COTS hardware modules can be leveraged, along… More

EW Parametrics for Improved Emitter Classification/Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,894.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I effort, Azure Summit Technology, Inc., will develop new algorithms and signal processing techniques that improve upon existing capabilities for emitter classification and identification, particularly under adverse environmental and propagation conditions such as multipath. We will… More

Unknown Wireless Network Discovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (703) 268-6192
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
The evolution of RF communications from legacy radios to newer software defined radios that utilize dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio technologies presents an emerging problem to current electronic warfare systems. These technologies will be employed by ourselves and also by our… More

Adaptive Control of Digital Channelized Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (703) 268-6192
Award Amount: $1,499,717.00
Abstract:
Azure Summit proposes to implement a channelized transceiver capable of adapting to operate with multiple signals at arbitrary center frequencies and bandwidths. Our proposed implementation will support wideband (1 GHz) operation in real time using hardware with modest SWAP requirements. BENEFIT: … More

REDTAIL Variant UAV DEMONSTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (703) 268-6192
Award Amount: $1,499,988.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II SBIR is to research, develop, and integrate SIGINT/Geolocation capabilities into the GD/ICE REDTAIL Platform, and perform flight testing in a relevant environment against relevant threat radios. The Azure team will demonstrate this capability in a remote-controlled… More

REDTAIL Variant SIGINT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (703) 268-6192
Award Amount: $1,499,873.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this Phase II SBIR is to research, develop, and integrate SIGINT capabilities into the GD/ICE REDTAIL Platform, and perform lab testing in a relevant environment against relevant threat radios. The Azure team will demonstrate this capability in a remote-controlled network environment… More

EW Parametrics for Improved Emitter Classification/Deinterleaving

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (571) 308-1402
Award Amount: $749,883.00
Abstract:
Our primary technical objective in Phase II is to mature the technologies developed in Phase I from TRL3 to TRL 6 to facilitate transition into EW systems such as SEWIP Block 2/3. This will require testing the algorithms with realistic data, preferably with some collected real-world data. The… More

Tactical Interference Cancellation Equipment (TICE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (571) 308-1402
Award Amount: $99,918.00
Abstract:
Azure Summit's approach to this problem is to develop a TICE interference cancellation device that can be inserted between any SIGINT antenna and SIGINT receiver without requiring modifications to existing designs. Azure Summit brings several different technology approaches and tools to bear… More

High Spectrum Efficiency Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Joseph Schwarzwalder, Senior Scientist – (571) 308-1427
Award Amount: $98,666.00
Abstract:
Azure Summit Technology and Shared Spectrum Corporation propose to improve the spectrum efficiency of ad-hoc networks while at the same time maintaining a high level of anti-jam robustness. Our approach is focused around four main strategies; time and frequency assignment and separation,… More

Low SWaP Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX) for Multifunction AESA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Scott Bierly, President&CTO – (571) 308-1401
Award Amount: $79,892.00
Abstract:
Next Generation airborne Navy Radar and Communication Systems will continue to rely on and evolve Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) systems to have more digitized channels for the flexibility of advanced digital beamforming (DBF), Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), and agile wideband… More

The RUBIK Algorithm for Characterizing Sparse Interleaved Emitter Pulse Trains

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (571) 308-1402
Award Amount: $79,879.00
Abstract:
SEWIP Block 2 will utilize a fast-scanning ES receiver to rapidly acquire pulse data in the wideband threat spectrum. Depending on the scanning parameters, large gaps in pulse trains may confuse current deinterleaver technology, and ultimately confuse Emitter ID, which is already a challenge given… More

High Data Rate Acoustic Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joe Schwarzwalder, Director Signal Processin – (703) 308-1427
Award Amount: $79,816.00

Large Time Band Width Product Signal Acquisition Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, Chief Scientist – (571) 308-1402
Award Amount: $79,932.00
Abstract:
Azure Summit Technology, Inc. (Azure) will use the acquisition processor to process a wideband stream of RF spectrum. A"virtual tuner"will process this stream to provide applications with baseband data at desired bandwidths, center frequencies, and time intervals. The wideband stream will… More
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