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Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77930
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-022-0183
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADAPTIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
Suite 210, 1100 Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0071
Award Amount: $99,749.00
 

Abstract:

This project will investigate candidate space-time coding schemes to be incorporated in a multiple-input multiple output two-way communication system that operates within an urban warfare environment. The main objective is to increase channel capacity to achieve high-quality video transmission using narrow signal bandwidths, typically deployed for voice channels. The investigation will determine the schemes most appropriate to the channel characteristics, including fading, multipaths, and Doppler, often encountered in the targeted operating environment. The selection of the number of antennas and the inter-element spacing at each transceiver will be guided by the potential restrictions that each end of the communications link places on the size, payload, and height of the antennas. Orthogonal codes, non-orthogonal codes, trellis and block codes, sensor approach or beamspace approach, and using none, partial, or full channel information for transmit diversity and coherent detection are among the schemes that will be examined. The project will also consider effective strategies for anti-jamming in view of the available number of spatio-temporal degrees of freedom and will investigate whether effective jammer suppression conforms with the target objective of high capacity and data rate.

Principal Investigator:

Moeness Amin
Director, Center Advanced Communica
6105194263
moeness@vu-vlsi.ee.vill.edu

Business Contact:

Scott Kurtz
Vice President
6108250182
scott.kurtz@adaptivedigital.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADAPTIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
Suite 210, 1100 Hector Street Conshohocken, PA 19428

EIN/Tax ID: 232760722
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VILLANOVA UNIV.
119 Tolentine Hall
Villanova, PA 19085
Contact: Moeness Amin
Contact Phone: (610) 519-4263
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university