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
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-218-0220
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-218
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
DEFENSE RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
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.

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