Simulator Technologies for Rapid Prototyping of Advanced Receiver/Processor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-C-1435
Agency Tracking Number: 021SN-2968
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
Duns: 044329761
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald Clericus
 Principle Investigator
 (937) 431-1644
 Ronald.Clericus@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 Ray Trimmer
Title: Vice President
Phone: (937) 431-1644
Email: rtrimmer@dramail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Man/hardware-in-the-loop laboratory simulation is the most cost-effective methodology for maturing advanced receiver/processor technologies because the battlefield can be brought to the laboratory through multi-spectral synthetic battlespace simulation.Current laboratory RF emission simulators cannot generate the high fidelity, real-time signal environment required to evolve advanced receiver/processor technology development. DRA proposes to solve this challenging technology limitation by developing aModular Analog/Digital Simulator Technology (MAST) concept for rapid prototyping of advanced RF receiver processor capabilities that leverages the Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) analog/digital component technology base. MAST will utilize a distributedarchitecture that will support the employment of the DoD High Level Architecture (HLA) concept for conducting collaborative research. The MAST modular architecture concept will utilize digital/analog COTS components to provide a cost effective approachfor rapidly increasing simulator fidelity. MAST will provide simulator technology to develop advanced receiver/processors for new military concepts such as Advanced Tactical Targeting Technologies (AT3) and Advanced Threat Alert and Response (ATAR) forapplication to military aircraft such as F-15, F-16, F-117, B-1B, B-52, B-2, and C-130. During Phase II, DRA will demonstrate a prototype capability using the Sensors Directorate's Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory (IDAL) anddemonstrate key performance characteristics. The Phase II effort will provide a building block capability for rapid evolution of advanced RF receiver/processor technology.

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