Omni-Directional Capability for Expanded SHARP Field-of-View

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0253
Agency Tracking Number: N071-022-0736
Amount: $149,777.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-022
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
1410 Sachem Place, Suite 202, Charlottesville, VA, 22901
DUNS: 120839477
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Summers
 Research Scientist
 (434) 973-1215
Business Contact
 Connie Hoover
Title: General Manager
Phone: (434) 973-1215
Research Institution
The Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP) provides the U.S. Navy with the latest digital tactical reconnaissance capability. NAVAIR wishes to make SHARP data available to a larger number of surface terminals, thus expanding the SHARP Close Air Support mission capability. Coupled with concurrent enhancements to incorporate net-centric capabilities on the SHARP, the addition of an omni-directional capability will further enable warfighter access to the SHARP data product and expand the pod's utility. To this end, Barron Associates, Inc., in conjunction with L-3 Communications, Communication Systems-West (L-3 CS-W) and Raytheon, propose to develop an omni-directional capability for the SHARP, which will enhance the reconnaissance pod with improved rear hemispheric coverage, provide a smaller minimal data link standoff, aid in the acquisition process, and improve data transmission time to the greatest number of surface terminals, thereby providing capabilities for a robust net-centric FORCENet implementation. The Barron team possesses an unrivaled level of expertise with both antenna design and development and the SHARP technology and is intimately acquainted with the implementation details related to the relevant trades; the research team will leverage their experience to design and develop the best omni-directional solution to enhance current and future mission capabilities for the SHARP program.

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