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Company Information:

Company Name: NOVA ENGINEERING, INC.
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Zip+4: 45246-0120
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (513) 642-3124

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,426,248.00 43
SBIR Phase II $15,763,822.00 24
STTR Phase I $239,545.00 3
STTR Phase II $483,482.00 1

Award List:

A SINUSOID-FREE SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM EMPLOYING PURE NOISE AS A CARRIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Terrance J Hill , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,666.00

A SINUSOID-FREE SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM EMPLOYING PURE NOISE AS A CARRIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Terrance J Hill , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $487,760.00
Abstract:
Spread spectrum techniques are widely acknowledged to provide low probability of intercept (lpi) capability. conventional direct sequence spreading, however, suffers from the shortcoming that an interceptor requires only very simple processing to collaspe the spread signal to a neadily detectable… More

Robust Relocatable Physical Security System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance J. Hill
Award Amount: $49,007.00
Abstract:
Two essential elements of any physical security system are the security sensors themselves and the communications network which interconnects them. Highly sophisticated biometric sensors which provide rapid, accurate personnel identification are currently available from several vendors and it is… More

A FLEXIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA BASE COMPRESSION UNIT (EDAC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terrance J. Hill
Award Amount: $49,806.00
Abstract:
The need to distribute information from localized data bases to remote sites efficiently has become increasingly important. Due to the reaction time constraints, latency on the information must be held to a minimum. A solution is described which will interface wo existing data base equipment and… More

AN ADAPTIVE MULTI-RATE VOCODER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terrance J. Hill
Award Amount: $49,286.00

Miniature Multi-Band Antenna Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keith L. Rowe
Award Amount: $49,526.00

Miniature Multi-Band Antenna Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Keith L. Rowe
Award Amount: $177,973.00
Abstract:
Over the past two decades many new and improved manpack and vehicular radios have reached the production phase and are now available to troops in the field. Although a variety of antennas have been designed for the new radio systems, extensive attention has not been devoted to solving tactical user… More

AN ADAPTIVE MULTI-RATE VOCODER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Terrance J. Hill
Award Amount: $296,464.00
Abstract:
Tactical communications, as they currently exist, stress the available channel bandwidth to support the enormous amount of information that is communicated. To ase the burden on the communication channel, the amount of data being exchanged must be reduced. In speech communications, there iare many… More

Crosslink Hyper Speed Multimode Modem (CHM3)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance J. Hill
Award Amount: $76,471.00
Abstract:
The exponential growth in information technology has led to a commensurate explosion in data transfer requirements. Satellite transmission presents a unique set of challenges since the links need to satisfy this burgeoning demand 10 years after launch. The new satellite generation must maintain… More

Visual Programming Development Environment (VISDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William D. Walburg
Award Amount: $69,121.00

Visual Programming Development Environment (VISDE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William D. Walburg
Award Amount: $569,939.00
Abstract:
Ten years ago large software systems were on the order of hundreds of thousands of lines of code. Today's large software systems are order of magnitude larger. With computer hardware becoming faster with each successive generation, more technically complex problems are being solved in software. … More

The Marathon Transmitter: Dramatically Extending Air Time

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Barry Carlin
Award Amount: $68,109.00

The Marathon Transmitter: Dramatically Extending Air Time

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Barry Carlin
Award Amount: $459,530.00
Abstract:
The concerted effort to digitize the battlefield via digital wireless communications translates these data transfer requirements to the handset since transceivers can now serve as network nodes. Therefore a primary ingredient to satisfying the digital wireless network demand lies in securing… More

Towed Array Communications Link (TACL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan
Award Amount: $69,258.00
Abstract:
The explosive growth in information technology has led to a commensurate explosion in data transfer requirements. As components which satisfy these requirement emerge, the military must be poised to leverage these new communications technologies. There currently exists a need to dramatically… More

UAV LPI Relay/Interrogator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stephen N. Warden
Award Amount: $61,980.00
Abstract:
The Phase I Program objective is to define the architecture of a UAV-borne LPI relay/interrogator which is inter-operable with all currently fielded and in-development survival radios. The architecture will primarily use suitable OTS equipment at the highest practical level of integration in … More

Single Channel Spectral Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark J. Dapper
Award Amount: $97,684.00
Abstract:
A broad spectrum of intercept receivers and other signal processing systems require an energy detector which functions reliably in the presence of narrow and wide, pulse and continuous signals, and is not optimized for one at the expense of another. The detector must provide accurate signal… More

The Strand Compression Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Geile
Award Amount: $93,793.00
Abstract:
In order to examine critical data at a distant location, a requirement has been established for the transport of ALTAIR radar data from the collection site to a remote site (CONUS). The Strand Compression Algorithm described in this proposal is designed to take advantage of several redundant… More

Towed Array Communications Link (TACL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan
Award Amount: $681,207.00
Abstract:
The explosive growth in information technology has led to a commensurate explosion in data transfer requirements. As components which satisfy these requirement emerge, the military must be poised to leverage these new communications technologies. There currently exists a need to dramatically… More

The Strand Compression Algorithm

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Geile
Award Amount: $661,233.00
Abstract:
In order to examine critical data at a distant location, a requirement has been established for the transport of ALTAIR radar data from the collection site to a remote site (CONUS). The Strand Compression Algorithm described in this proposal is designed to take advantage of several redundant… More

SOCOM SATCOM Transceiver (SST)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Mark Dapper
Award Amount: $88,696.00
Abstract:
The development of the SATCOM Transceiver does not present an insurmountable challenge: well documented satellite transponders ensure that the SATCOM system designer's objectives can be accomplished with predictable results. However, only those with in-depth experience with advanced communications… More

Personal Communications System Voice Terminal (PCSVT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Geile
Award Amount: $98,809.00
Abstract:
The Warf ighter Information Network (WIN) is an evolving Command, Control Communications, and Computer network composed of communications systems whose roots can be traced back to the commercial sector. The primary WIN charter is to dramatically increase the speed and quantity of information… More

Miniature Airborne Communications Relay (MACR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Dapper
Award Amount: $67,704.00
Abstract:
The Navy is often required to provide tactical communications links for beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) or extended range operations. A typical scenario is a special operations force deployed on land with a coordinating command on a ship perhaps hu A solution to these problems - restricted range, high… More

High Performance Modulations for Telemetry (HYPERMOD)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance J. Hill
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
New airborne data systems, such as the Common Airborne Instrumentation System (CAIS), can generate instrumentation data at rates up to 50 Mbps - this far exceeds the transmission capacities of current telemetry equipment. In effect, there is more information available than can be relayed to the… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: Mark Dapper
Award Amount: $781,309.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Geile
Award Amount: $725,965.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Terrance J Hill
Award Amount: $748,799.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William D. Walburg
Award Amount: $69,066.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Geile, Member of Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,921.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Dapper
Award Amount: $69,840.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Dapper
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available A major barrier for the advancement of cockpit systems lies in the display technology. Vision Micro Design, Inc. (VmD) proposes to favorably impact this cost through application of low cost projection LCD techniques. The innovation lies in manufacturing cost reductions and increased… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Dapper
Award Amount: $600,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CINCINNATI
Principal Investigator: Michael Geile, Member of Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,655.00
RI Contact: H. Howard Fan

Technology for Shipbuilding Affordability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mike Geile, Member of Technical Staff
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Navy is in need of a means for high data rate (HDR) line-of-sight (LOS) communications between ships, submarines, andshore sites. The total point-to-point intra-battlegroupterrestrial data capacity currently available is less than 268kbps per ship. This capacity was marginally adequate… More

Oil-Free Propulsion and Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Stephen Warden, Member Technical Staff
Award Amount: $729,993.00
Abstract:
Fielding diverse and challenging military training exercises pushes the current line-of-sight limits of Aerial Target control technology. Use of commercial Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satcom services can provide cost effective enhancements, particularly forflight profiles extending over the horizon or… More

Development of Low-Cost Manufacturing Process for 1, 2, 4-Butanetriol (BT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Warden, Member Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,392.00
Abstract:
Upgraded telemeter requirements for TBMD (Theater Ballistic Missile Defense) post-launch monitoring will include a new tactical mode for defensive operations during armed conflicts. Multiple Standard Missiles from multiple platforms may be launched nearlysimultaneously. System analyses have… More

TBMD Tactical Telemetry Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steve Warden, Member Technical Staff
Award Amount: $599,661.00
Abstract:
"Technical Abstract: Upgraded telemeter requirements for TBMD(Theater Ballistic Missile Defense) post-launch monitoring willinclude a new tactical mode for defensive operations during armedconflicts. Multiple Standard Missiles from multiple platformsmay be launched nearly simultaneously. System… More

Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for Sensor Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ray O'Connell, Member of Technical Staff
Award Amount: $69,659.00
Abstract:
"The U.S. Army requires a novel protocol to route data in sensor networks for the Future Combat System (FCS). Current protocols, and those in development, are either suited for Ad Hoc networks or energy efficient systems but not both. Nova's proposedprotocol will combine the features of a fully… More

High Performance Networked Telemetry (HYPERNET)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, Telemetry Systems Enginee
Award Amount: $99,698.00
Abstract:
Currently, military flight-test ranges use a variety of transmission methods and protocols to receive, collect, and analyze air-to-ground telemetry data. Typically, the aircraft or missile under test transmits real-time telemetry data to a collection ofground receiving sites. The remote sites then… More

Multiband Multimode Programmable Telemetry Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Warden, Member Technical Staff
Award Amount: $99,632.00
Abstract:
As the demand for fixed spectrum assets has increased in recent years, spectrum managers have cast about for ways to alleviate a growing problem. One method is via higher spectral efficiency modulation waveforms, such as the new Tier 1 (FQPSK, SOQPSK) andTier 2 (multi-h CPM) standards. Another… More

Position and Orientation for Distributed Sensors (PODIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mike Geile, Lead System/Architecture
Award Amount: $715,895.00
Abstract:
The success of remote, unattended ground sensing using a network of distributed sensors often depends on knowing the position and orientation of each sensor. In fact, sensor localization is a critical enabling technology for Networked Sensors for theObjective Force. However, in many sensor… More

Digital Direction Finding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Geile, Lead System/ Architecture
Award Amount: $69,954.00
Abstract:
The Digital Direction Finding (DDF) Project will specify, design, and demonstrate a high throughput digital DF processor. We will implement a digital receiver integrated with each antenna element. The task of maintaining synchronization of all A/Ds acrossthe antenna array is accomplished by a novel… More

Position and Orientation for Distributed Sensors (PODIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mike Geile, Lead System/ Architecture
Award Amount: $119,839.00
Abstract:
The success of remote sensing using a network of distributed sensors depends on knowing the position and orientation of each sensor. However, in many sensor deployments, accurate knowledge of sensor locations and orientations is unavailable. We propose todevelop and demonstrate an innovative and… More

Digital Direction Finding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Geile, Lead System/Architecture
Award Amount: $725,620.00
Abstract:
The Digital Direction Finding (DDF) Project will specify, design, and demonstrate a high throughput digital DF processor. We will implement a digital receiver integrated with each antenna element. The task of maintaining synchronization of all A/Ds acrossthe antenna array is accomplished by a novel… More

Miniature Low-Cost Bandwidth Efficient Advanced Modulation (BEAM) Transceiver for Small Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, System Engineer
Award Amount: $69,810.00
Abstract:
Recent advancements in modulation and coding have produced waveforms that are not only both power and bandwidth efficient, but are also well suited for operation with small, highly efficient, non-linear power amplifiers. These new techniques cansignificantly improve the current throughput of… More

High Performance Networked Telemetry (HYPERNET)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan
Award Amount: $735,757.00
Abstract:
Currently, military-flight test ranges use a variety of transmission methods and protocols to receive, collect, and analyze air-to-ground telemetry data. Custom methods that are expensive to deploy and maintain are required to transport, synchronize, and select the best stream. Furthermore, with… More

Software Modem for Kill Vehicle & IFICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Macejak, Principal Digital Hardwar
Award Amount: $99,951.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project proposes to develop an innovative hardware and software which provides communications to an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). Two candidate architectures are proposed that will function on a vehicle that is severely constrained in size, weight, and power, operating within… More

Multicasting in Mobile Wireless (Ad Hoc) Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Geile, VP of Advanced Waveforms
Award Amount: $98,840.00
Abstract:
While mobile ad hoc networking (MANET) technology continues to mature, a fundamental limitation of these systems is an inability to route multicast messages while also constraining the direction in which signals are transmitted. Directional MANETs are of great interest to the network planner, but a… More

Advanced Waveform Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, Staff Engineer
Award Amount: $99,667.00
Abstract:
Current communications initiatives reflect the greater military and societal trend; more information, more data, to more people, at a greater rate, with less latency. While extremely high rate backbone links are in planning, higher rate links still need to be pushed out to the mobile user. Given… More

Ground-Air-Space (GAS) Router

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Geile, Lead System Architect
Award Amount: $119,634.00
Abstract:
The Ground-Air-Space (GAS) Router program will specify, design and demonstrate a UAV communications payload allowing for ground-air-ground relay, as well as satellite communication access without the need for a satellite ground terminal. The program objective is to demonstrate a low-cost, airborne… More

Ground-Air-Space Router (GASR)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jason Schmidlapp, Senior Networking Enginee
Award Amount: $729,194.00
Abstract:
During GASR Phase I, we designed an ad-hoc solution for a UAV communications network, in order to augment the satellite's role in the battlefield. We ran an exhaustive set of simulations in OPNET that demonstrate the GASR solution's superiority to conventional ad-hoc approaches. For Phase II, we… More

Advanced Robust Modulation (ARM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Univ. of California - San Diego
Principal Investigator: Steve Warden, Telemetry Product Area Director
Award Amount: $69,995.00
RI Contact: James Zeidler
Abstract:
A new approach to OFDM modulation is proposed employing a constant-envelope technique that eliminates the need to reduce the operational range of the power amplifier. This approach provides the robust and spectrally efficient benefits of OFDM without the degredation in performance from the amplifier… More

SOF Tactical Repeater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: David Hartup, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,853.00
Abstract:
Special Operations Forces face a variety of scenarios that limit communications. Blockage by urban structures, urban and rural terrain obstacles, and a desire for over-the-horizon communication dictate the need for a tactical repeater. The proposed research will analyze candidate repeater… More

Miniature Low-Cost Bandwidth Efficient Advanced Modulation (BEAM) Transceiver for Small Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $981,229.00
Abstract:
Recent advancements in modulation and coding have produced waveforms that are not only both power and bandwidth efficient, but are also well suited for operation with small, highly efficient, non-linear power amplifiers. These new techniques can significantly improve the current throughput of… More

SOF Tactical Repeater

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator: David Hartup, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $696,436.00
Abstract:
Special Operations Forces face a variety of scenarios that limit communications. Blockage by urban structures, urban and rural terrain obstacles, and a desire for over-the-horizon communication dictate the need for a tactical repeater. The proposed research will analyze candidate repeater… More

Advanced Robust Modulation (ARM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Principal Investigator: Mike Geile, V.P. of Advanced Technology
Award Amount: $483,482.00
RI Contact: James R. Zeidler
Abstract:
Nova Engineering and UCSD propose a constant envelope orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (CE-OFDM) waveform as a software improvement to the current OFDM software defined radio (SDR) implementations. The proposed waveform allows the current WNW OFDM Signal-in-Space (SiS) to be inexpensively… More

Self Calibrating, Self Locating Seismic-Acoustic Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jim Agniel, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
There is an immediate need in urban conflicted areas for networks of disposable sensors that are rapidly deployable and that provide a sufficiently high data rate to move the burden of signal processing for data fusion to a central acquisition and processing resource. Although such a wide area… More

Self Calibrating, Self Locating Seismic-Acoustic Sensor System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jim Agniel, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $119,394.00
Abstract:
The ability to process seismic and acoustic data in order to estimate the range and bearing to a target is an important component of current remote ground sensing efforts. The accuracy of these estimates can be enhanced by networking multiple transducers and performing collaborative source… More

Configurable Internet Sub-Protocol for Sensor Networks and State Space Aware Adaptive Routing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Fischer, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $79,945.00
Abstract:
The migration of MANET protocols to networks supporting fast movers has been problematic, due to the network dynamics caused by fast moving aircraft in the network. The amount of overhead traffic required to maintain connectivity in these networks is often intolerable. Nova proposes two methods for… More

Handheld Emission Detector (HED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Greg Stegman, Engineer
Award Amount: $69,821.00
Abstract:
Establishing and maintaining real-time situational awareness is essential for virtually every operation in which the RF environment is monitored to detect the presence of a threat. Unfortunately, the hardware capable of providing this much-needed capability has historically been designed using… More

Adaptive Anti-Jam Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Fischer, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $67,353.00
Abstract:
NORS (Networked OFDM Ranging System) is a complete positioning solution, composed of an engineered combination of innovative ranging, networking, waveform, and localization technologies. Technical components were selected to perform in the very environments where GPS is most susceptible to failure… More

Miniaturization of RF subsystems for robust miniature applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Hartup, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,023.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program will be to develop a miniaturized RF transceiver for use in missile defense applications. Goals include operation at ranges of 50 km, power conversion efficiency of greater than 85%, mass less than 500 grams, data rate of 5 Mbps or greater, and a temperature range from… More

Low-Probability-of-Intercept/Low-Probability-of-Detection (LPI/LPD) Data Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Vander Valk, System Engineer
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
The role of UAVs in reconnaissance and combat missions is expanding at a rapid rate. One of the key innovations offered by UAVs is the ability to extend the vision of ground units through remote imagery. UAVs also serve as an ideal platform for relaying communications between ground units, because… More

RF Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) for Retargeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Hartup, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $69,941.00
Abstract:
A new family of munitions that can be retargeted in flight is being developed. In order to obtain timely and accurate target position and velocity information, new sensor arrays are needed. This proposal describes the use of a radar system to obtain the position and velocity information. … More

Software Modem for Kill Vehicle & IFICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Scott Macejak, Principal Digital Hardwar
Award Amount: $749,894.00
Abstract:
Nova Engineering proposes a Flexible, Interoperable Spaceborne Transceiver (FIST) program for the development of a software definable radio (SDR) modem for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). A programmable hardware architecture is proposed that affords the… More

Miniaturization of RF subsystems for robust miniature applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Nova proposes to develop a miniature K-band transceiver for use on the Kill Vehicle (KV) of the Multiple Kill Vehicles (MKV) program. Work to be performed on this contract consists of three main work items: (1) Requirements gathering and system design, (2) Prototype development, and (3)… More

Missile Communication Alternatives and Trades

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $97,825.00
Abstract:
Nova and Harris propose to design a communication subsystem for the Carrier Vehicle (CV) of the Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) system. The design addresses both the short range (~50 km) exoatmospheric links to the miniature Kill Vehicles (KVs) as well as the long range (>1000 km) links to the ground… More

Scalable Mobile Wireless Mesh Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: VIRGINIA TECH
Principal Investigator: Ray O'Connell, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,895.00
RI Contact: Y. T. Hou
Abstract:
The proliferation of low-cost wireless devices has led to increased commercial interest in dynamic mesh networks. At the same time, similar military requirements have surfaced, stemming from Network Centric Warfare and emerging advanced MANET applications. Tactical users stand to realize enormous… More

Expendable Ad Hoc Networked Data Link System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ken Fischer, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $79,985.00
Abstract:
Existing commercial radios have not been designed with tactical UAV applications in mind. Nova has conducted trade studies of all applicable networking, link layer, and hardware considerations relevant to the P-3 and SL-UAV mission scenario. After consideration of alternative technologies, a… More

Handheld Emission Detector (HED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George J. Valentino, Program Manager
Award Amount: $729,964.00
Abstract:
Nova Engineering will develop and demonstrate prototype HED (Handheld Emission Detectors) in Phase II; the architecture of these HEDs will be compatible with Land Warrior, for ease of integration during Phase III. Nova's HEDs will be composed of six major subsystems: (1) a new broad-band receiver… More

Noncoherent Telemetry Demodulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark Geoghegan, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,815.00
Abstract:
Data throughput requirements for supporting airborne telemetry test and training missions have significantly increased while spectral allocation has decreased. This situation strongly motivates a migration towards more spectrally-efficient modulations techniques such as the ARTM Tier I and Tier II… More

Transient Wave Based Command and Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David C. Hartup, Senior Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $99,492.00
Abstract:
Carrier based signals have commonly been used for many command and control applications. While carrier based waveforms are simple to implement, they do not provide jamming resistance or LPI/LPD characteristics. This proposal describes a non-carrier based waveform that is applicable to a wide range… More