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Localization of Land-Mobile Communication Transmitters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73454
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-011-3052
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801-6562
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Localization of Land-Mobile Communication Transmitters
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0094
Award Amount: $729,988.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to develop a software tool to localize transmitters at unknown locations broadcasting with unknown power based on the intercepted transmissions aggregated from a network of receivers over time. The only information available for the localization is the signal power at the locations of the receivers and the corresponding frequency bands used. The goal is to use such information to triangulate the locations of the transmitters. Many factors complicate the triangulation problem. First of all, for such land-based transmissions, attenuation of the signal strength depends on many environmental conditions and is often unpredictable. Furthermore, for higher frequency transmissions, small changes of the transmitter and receiver separation or even movement of nearby objects can also significantly change the strength of the received signal. In Phase 1, we focused on developing the propagation models of electromagnetic waves in realistic environments and the associated computational schemes to localize the transmitters. The localization results are displayed in the form of confidence maps, which can be overlapped on top of DTED maps to facilitate user decisions. This will lay the foundation for the Phase 2 development where the transmitters can be mobile and the locations of the transmitters are to be determined from the transmissions collected over an extended period of time.

Principal Investigator:

Ssy-Hsin Yu
Principal Investigator
7819335355
syu@ssci.com

Business Contact:

Raman K. Mehra
President
7819335355
rkm@ssci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No