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Combined Channel Simulator-Emulator Using Ray Tracing And Radiative Transfer…

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive suite 400 Rockville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Combined Channel Simulator-Emulator Using Ray Tracing And Radiative Transfer Methods and Hardware Emulation
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0169
Award Amount: $80,000.00


In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) details an innovative approach for on-the-fly (OTF), physics-based radio frequency (RF)propagation modeling that appropriately interacts with complex synthetic natural environments (terrain, cultural features, atmosphere/weather) for more realistic communication systems and radar sensor simulations. Specifically, IAI proposes: 1) novel physics based, efficient simulations to accurately and rapidly predict channel conditions between arbitrary transmitter-receiver pairs as they move through the complex. The approach is based on deterministic ray tracing combined with statistical modeling and utilizes a common, material/property-attributed synthetic natural environments (terrain, atmosphere and ocean) like to those used for vis-sims (OTW, EO/IR, MWIR and radar sensors, allowing the effect of the environment to impact all simulations coherently. 2) Wideband hardware emulation of the simulated link characteristics. Hardware emulation allows for incorporation of hardware radios in the simulation, improving the fidelity.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Doorn
Chief Scientist
(301) 294-5229

Business Contact:

Mark James
Director, Contracts and P
(301) 294-5221
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No