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Electromagnetic Propagation Characterization using Communication Networks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82856
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-139-0179
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Electromagnetic Propagation Characterization using Communication Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-07-C-0068
Award Amount: $68,910.00
 

Abstract:

TSC proposes to estimate and display local propagation conditions (refractivity) using selected shipboard communication signals in real-time, i.e. estimate Refractivity-From-Communications (RFCOM). The proposed approach frames the problem as a non-linear least squares estimation problem involving measured communication signal level profiles, range dependent parameterized refractivity profiles and a parabolic wave equation solution model. Phase I demonstrates feasibility by implementing candidate techniques against simulated data and validating them using directly measured propagation data available from NSWCDD. Phase II will develop prototype code for a real time implementation and validate the code against field test data. Phase III will integrate this new capability into onboard communications systems and the Navy Integrated Tactical Environmental Sub-System (NITES). Outputs of Phase I are: a detailed algorithm description; MATLAB code; a measured signal requirements specification detailing the requirements placed on the communication systems in order to produce the require measurements; and feasibility assessments validating the method for selected cases and assessing potential performance in practical scenarios. Phase II outputs are prototype software and broad validation results based on field demonstration. Phase III outputs are requirements definition documentation, software design/development, system integration, and test efforts for integrating with NITES.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Blase
Department Manager
3015652970
bob.blase@tsc.com

Business Contact:

Michael Syracuse
Vice President-Operations
3015762397
mike.syracuse@tsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No