Network-Centric Warfare Radio-Frequency (RF) Real-Time Hardware-In-the-Loop (HITL) Synthetic Battlespace Research Capabilities/Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,378.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-1214
Award Id:
82179
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-218-0220
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
044329761
Principal Investigator:
Ron Clericus
Director Modeling & Simulation
(937) 431-1644
rclericus@dramail.com
Business Contact:
Ray Trimmer
Senior Vice President
(937) 431-1644
rtrimmer@dramail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Man/hardware-in-the-loop laboratory simulation is the most cost-effective methodology for evolving/maturing advanced single/multi-ship geolocation technologies because the battlefield can be brought to the laboratory through multi-spectral synthetic battlespace simulation. Current laboratory network-centric battlespace and RF threat environment simulators do not provide the required fidelity to accurately simulate the parameters needed to develop ultra-precise direction finding and geolocation capabilities. DRA proposes to solve this challenging technology limitation by developing an Single/Multi-ship Geolocation Testbed (SMGT) for rapid prototyping of advanced single/multi-ship geolocation systems. The SMGT flexible architecture will enable the development of advanced geolocation technologies for single and multiple aircraft within a controlled laboratory environment enabling repeatable test and step-by-step evaluation/debugging capabilities. SMGT will provide simulator technology to develop advanced geolocation capabilities for receiver/processor technologies within new military concepts such as Advanced Threat Alert (ATA), Sensors Forward and Lightweight Modular Support Jammer (LMSJ) for application to military aircraft such as F-35, F-15, F-16, F-117, B-2, and C-130. During Phase II, DRA will develop a prototype capability and demonstrate key performance characteristics. The Phase II effort will provide a building-block capability for rapid evolution of advanced single/multi-ship geolocation technology.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government