Real-Time High Fidelity RF Environment Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-C-1845
Agency Tracking Number: 001SN-3104
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
1430 Oak Court, Suite 303, Beavercreek, OH, 45430
DUNS: 044329761
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Clericus
 Senior Engineer
 (937) 255-2811
 Ronald.Clericus@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 LeRoy Anderson
Title: President
Phone: (937) 431-1644
Email: randerson@dramail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Man/hardware-in-the-loop laboratory simulation is the most cost-effective methodology for maturing advanced sensor technologies because the battlefield can be brought to the laboratory through multi-spectral synthetic battlespace simulation. Currentlaboratory simulation technologies cannot generate the real-time high fidelity dense RF environment required to advance space based and high altitude sensor technology development. DRA proposes to solve this challenging technology limitation by applyingcommercial satellite tools merged with an intelligent rules based engine to control advanced signal generation components to provide accurate stimulation of space based and high altitude sensor systems. During Phase I, DRA investigated space based andhigh altitude RF sensor development requirements for weapons systems such as Global Hawk, C4ISR, and AT3; defined key simulation technologies required for generating a real-time high fidelity dense RF environment simulation, and defined an architecturethat integrates these key technologies. DRA will utilize the real-time simulation capability in the Sensors Directorate Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory (IDAL) to demonstrate the architecture's feasibility. During Phase II, DRA willimplement a prototype capability into the IDAL and demonstrate key performance characteristics to support AT3 and other advanced development programs. The Phase II effort will provide a building block capability for rapid evolution of advanced RF sensortechnology.

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