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Name: Research Associates of Syracuse
Address: 111 Dart Circle
Rome, NY
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (315) 463-2266

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,962,111.00 21
SBIR Phase II $4,451,063.00 7

Award List:

Improved Real-Time Ionospheric Compensation for Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR) Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Millman
Award Amount: $49,580.00

Improved Real-Time Ionospheric Compensation for Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR) Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Millman
Award Amount: $428,330.00
Abstract:
The objective of this study is to identify an ionospheric model for improving, in real time, the ionospheric propagation error corrections for the ARPA long range tracking and instrumentation radar (ALTAIR) located at the Kwajalein Missile Range (KMR). The study consists of (1) performing a… More

Improving System Sensitivites for Army ELINT and ESM Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard G. Wiley
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Coherent processing of signals from multiple sensors will be considered for improving Army ELINT and ESM system sensitivity. The use of higher order statistics and exploitation of the cyclostationarity of most signals of interest will be emphasized. Several examples from recent references and a… More

Demonstration of Advanced Detection Techniques Against Low Probability of Intercept Avionics Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Wiley, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $119,539.00
Abstract:
The proposed Advanced LPI Processor (ALPIP) will enable a single-site, stand-alone ELINT system to be built that detects, DFs and identifies cruise missiles. The system will feed hostile emitter line-of-bearing and SEI data to a multi-sensor tracker forthe production of a fused air picture and for… More

Demonstration of Advanced Detection Techniques Against Low Probability of Intercept Avionics Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Moore, Project Manager
Award Amount: $729,996.00
Abstract:
"This proposal offers to develop and test a new tactical, mobile ESM system to detect, DF and selectively identify (SEI) hostile cruise missiles by exploiting their radar altimeter emissions. A low risk antenna design is being mated to new detectionalgorithms, innovative direction finding concepts… More

Electronic Sensor Precision Feature Extraction Pre-processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Wiley, Chief Scientist & Vice Pr
Award Amount: $69,866.00
Abstract:
With the ever increasing complexity and density of the threat environment anticipated to be encountered by today's and tomorrow's EW systems, the need exists for a reconfigurable and adaptive real-time pulse feature extraction processor with enhancedcapabilities beyond that employed in most… More

Digital Signal Processing in Radar Altimeters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Vidoni, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,542.00
Abstract:
This SBIR proposal defines a low risk approach to investigate the analog altimeter currently deployed in the BLU-108 precision strike submunition in operation by the US Air Force. The goal of the effort is to perform an analysis of the current altimeter system algorithm and its use of the Frequency… More

Electronic Sensor Precision Feature Extraction Pre-processor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Hall, Project Manager
Award Amount: $592,773.00
Abstract:
Historically, most real-time electronic sensor parameter measurement devices have provided estimates of radar frequency, pulse duration or pulse width, pulse repetition interval or frequency, an indication of angle of-arrival or line of bearing, and occasionally scan rate. Newer systems are now… More

Portal Workstation Development: Multi-Sensor Network-Centric, Open Systems Portal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stan Hall, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
While great strides have been made in converting service-specific military operations into joint operations, USAF's Common Operating Picture (COP) is still stove-piped. Attempts have been made to use portals for faster, easier access to data by multiple users and user groups. The results have been… More

Performance Improvement of a Receiver on a Chip (ROC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,955.00
Abstract:
Considerable effort is applied in the electronic warfare field to reduce the size, cost and power consumption of receiver and detection equipment while increasing their performance. Applications include ELINT, ESM, Radar Warning Receivers, and SIGINT data gathering and processing. These types of… More

Portal Workstation Development: Multi-Sensor Network-Centric, Open Systems Portal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stan Hall, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
While great strides have been made in converting service-specific military operations into joint operations, USAF's Common Operating Picture (COP) is still stove-piped. Users in the field don't have access to the information necessary to allow them to make decisions. The lack of a strong COP… More

Dynamic Broadband RF Spectrometer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Eric Wandel, Project Manager
Award Amount: $68,559.00
Abstract:
The concept of a dynamic, real-time broadband spectrometer will be devised and simulated for proof of concept. The proposed architecture will monitor or span a broadband spectral region in a rapid fashion and will be reconfigurable and adaptive. This broadband, reconfigurable and scalable spectrum… More

Networked Electronic Warfare Training System (NEWTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stan Hall, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Training aircrew to fly modern combat aircraft is a tremendous challenge. To train properly, US and Allied aircrew need to be confronted with numerous simulated surface and air threats simultaneously. Training scenarios of this density and variety give aircrew the ability to recognize and react… More

Network Electronic Warfare Training System (NEWTS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stan Hall, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,989.00
Abstract:
Training aircrew to fly modern combat aircraft is challenging. Aircrew need to be confronted with numerous simulated threats simultaneously. Training scenarios of this density give aircrew the ability to recognize and react with appropriate maneuvers, expendable countermeasures, and electronic… More

Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Skip Mansur, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,995.00
Abstract:
Signal detection and measurement of signals of interest in the presence of high power in-band emissions from own-ship emitters using a multi-pronged system approach is proposed versus using one single technique. Due to the large signal levels of on-board emitters and resulting large dynamic range… More

Universal Signal Matching for RF Threat Classification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Bush, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $79,980.00
Abstract:
This effort investigates and assesses the feasibility of new robust dynamic methods to classify threats from received RF signals for application across a variety of sensors and platforms using new information that can now be obtained from modern digital EW receivers. Mathematical and statistically… More

Adaptive Control of Digital Channelized Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stan Driggs, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $98,547.00
Abstract:
This effort investigates techniques for adaptive control, dynamic allocation and reconfiguration of digital channelized receivers for signal detection and characterization of widely varying signals. Several approaches to detect and estimate the signal instantaneous modulation bandwidth are… More

Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Bush, Research Engineer
Award Amount: $449,983.00
Abstract:
High level signals from on-board emitters result in large interference and dynamic range under which low-level signals must be detected while maintaining spectral coverage and minimizing temporal blanking. In Phase I, RAS showed the efficacy of a multi-pronged approach consisting of adaptive RF… More

Real Time RF Range Delay Emulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Rivkin, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $79,988.00
Abstract:
This effort investigates and assesses the feasibility of a digital delay-line approach to accomplishing high-fidelity wideband RF range delay emulation. A system architecture combining wideband frequency translation with high-speed A/D and D/A conversion technologies is proposed covering the full… More

Multi-Algorithm Unique Emitter Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Rivkin, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $79,995.00
Abstract:
This SBIR develops innovative SEF algorithms, overall methodology and techniques to fuse multiple algorithms to provide unique emitter identification in an open architecture real-time context for a submarine EW/ISR system. New as well as existing techniques for normal, very narrow and long pulses… More

Modeling and Simulation Technologies to Support Physics Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar Models in Training Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Swiercz, Senior Research Engineer – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This SBIR will develop and demonstrate an innovative modeling solution, STADIUM, to accurately represent Active Electronically Scanned Arrays (AESA) and related radar techniques (Track-While-Scan, multiple antenna beams, interleaved multiple modes, and RF and/or PRF agility) and their… More

UHF SATCOM Wideband Interference Mitigation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Skip Mansur, Senior Research Engineer – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $66,619.00
Abstract:
SATCOM is a critical component of the C4ISR infrastructure that allows commanders to control the battlespace. While the UHF band offers many advantages, it is prone to narrowband and wideband interference. It is critical to eliminate large signal saturation and ADC device overload prior to any… More

Automated Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Management for Wideband Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stan Driggs, Research Engineer Senior – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $149,997.00
Abstract:
An adaptive, multi-faceted approach is developed for wideband spectrum recognition and management for dynamically (automatically) adapting the EW receiver architecture to tolerate and operate in the presence of large narrow- and wide-band interference. At RF, interference suppression (integrated… More

Multi-Algorithm Unique Emitter Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Moore, Vice President of Defense – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
This SBIR develops innovative SEF algorithms, overall methodology and techniques to fuse multiple algorithms to provide unique emitter identification in an open architecture real-time context for a submarine EW/ISR system. New as well as existing techniques for conventional, very narrow and wide… More

Enhanced De-Interleavers for Submarine Electronic Warfare Support (ES) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary Kapps, Research Engineer – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $149,994.00
Abstract:
This SBIR develops new innovative clustering and de-interleaving algorithms, leverages and refines existing algorithms and software, and integrates them within an open architecture framework to address a wide variety of radar signal classes for a submarine EW/ISR application. The proposed effort… More

Automated Generation of Electronic Warfare Libraries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Moore, Senior Research Engineer – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
This SBIR develops technologies to automate the creation of Electronic Warfare (EW) emitter libraries to correctly identify threat (and other) signals of interest. In this effort RAS will show how to automate the use of the national databases to extract data and manipulate it into a form suitable… More

Development of Algorithms for Characterizing Interleaved Emitter Pulse Trains with Complex Modulations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Stadelman, Senior Vice President – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
This SBIR develops clustering and de-interleaving algorithms to process non-contiguous clusters of pulses, collected from acquisition scanning receivers periodically sampling (spectrally, spatially, and temporally) subsets of the signal environment, to better perform Emitter Identification (EID).… More

Common Operational Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) functionality for sustained Electronic Warfare (EW) systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brian Moore, Vice President of Defense – (315) 339-4800
Award Amount: $149,992.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This SBIR develops and evaluates innovative Specific Emitter Feature (SEF) techniques using multiple algorithms for"Operational Specific Emitter Identification (SEI)", aka Specific Emitter Tracking (SET) or Combat Identification (CID), to provide a common functionality for… More