Multi-Function Radar Seeker (MFS)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
ABSTRACT: Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI), with its teammates, proposes to leverage its collective expertise in communication systems design; radar systems design; electromagnetics (EM) analysis and modeling; antenna design; RF design; advanced processing architectures; and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms design to develop a concept/architecture and Receiver Exciter (REX) for a multi-function radar seeker with embedded communications. The Phase I work will include architecting and modeling of the entire system concept and a detailed block design of the REX subsystem. CEI will combine its extensive expertise with embedded hardware and software, anti-tamper (AT), Information Assurance (IA) and Built-in Test (BIT) to develop a heterogeneous, scalable, morphable, reconfigurable/programmable, multiprocessor REX system for a diverse set of missile types in a Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) format. BENEFIT: CEI has a history of success commercializing technologies developed under government programs. The most recent evidence of this success can be seen in the presentation of the Tibbetts Award to CEI by the Small Business Administration. This prestigious award is given to small businesses that represent excellence in achieving the mission and goals of the SBIR program, stimulating technological innovation, and increasing the commercialization of Federal research. CEI was presented with this award at a White House ceremony. CEI has developed software and hardware technologies for a variety of government programs, and the team has transitioned over 37 products to production for use in DoD and Government systems. CEI also has experience commercializing technology developed under Government-funded programs. Products are packaged as COTS items, listed on a catalog price sheet, supported with technical application notes and marketing materials, and made available for sale to both the commercial and government markets. CEI will promote technologies developed under this effort as part of its standard commercial product marketing and sales activities. The MFS architecture, algorithms and technologies will be applicable across all Air Force and DOD missile systems. The technologies and algorithms will be extendable to many DoD and commercial applications that utilize electronic processing and REX systems. CEI has close relationship with primes to get MFS inserted into future missile systems. The architectures developed will be extremely flexible. The commercialization strategy will include generating target data sheets for the derivative technologies and algorithms from MFS. These data sheets will be posted on CEI"s website and circulated throughout applicable DOD agencies, NASA, three letter agencies, and interested qualified commercial parties. The MFS system can be scaled for other radar and communication applications. The technology enhancements anticipated under this program will reduce CSWaP requirements while increasing system performance. Enabling multi-function radars to operate in smaller CSWaP footprints will expand the applications and market for these technologies to a wider range of commercial and Government aircraft, both manned and unmanned. The additional capabilities provided by a radar and communication system (MFS) flying on small UAS will be extremely beneficial for all applications of UAS including battlefield advantages, law enforcement and disaster management.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1915 Jamboree Dr. Suite 165 Colorado Springs, CO 80920-
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