Algorithm to Emulate RF Signal of Multiple Targets for Countermeasures Technique Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-C-1627
Agency Tracking Number: F081-079-0189
Amount: $748,827.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF081-079
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Defense Research Associates, Inc.
3915 Germany Lane, Suite 102, Beavercreek, OH, 45431
Duns: 044329761
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ron Clericus
 Director of Programs
 (937) 431-1644
 rclericus@dramail.com
Business Contact
 Ray Trimmer
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (937) 431-1644
Email: rtrimmer@dramail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The large aircraft mission is particularly susceptible to old, upgraded, and new RF threats, especially RF-guided surface-to-air missiles (SAMs).   These aircraft operate in hostile environments where there is a clear need to implement innovative stand-off and standin ECM techniques to increase aircraft survivability and mission effectiveness.  Advanced simulation technologies are required that can rapidly develop/evolve/mature/demonstrate novel ECM technologies.    Programs such as the Air Forces Core Component Jammer (CCJ) and Miniature Air Launch Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) are specifically designed to provide protection for large aircraft.  In Phase I, the DRA Team evaluated multiple concepts and capabilities and developed a top level design for a Threat/Target Electronic Countermeasure Evaluation Environment (TECMEE), a real-time, high fidelity, dynamic/reactive threat/target interaction capability integratable with a laboratory multi-spectral synthetic battlespace to support the evolution/evaluation/demonstration of advanced ECM technologies.  The DRA Team will develop a new high fidelity simulation capability, the Threat/Target Electronic Countermeasure Evaluation Environment (TECMEE), which utilizes an innovative building block architecture that leverages technology enhancements to provide improved performance of legacy systems.  The TECMEE solves a critical need within the laboratory to close the loop around EA systems that may or may not be part of an integrated electronic warfare system. BENEFITS: The Phase II SBIR results shall provide a real-time innovative solution an integrated simulation environment to support advanced countermeasure evolution/evaluation/demonstration within a laboratory environment.  This simulation technology base will be leveraged to provide simulation products resulting in Phase III initiatives that address both government and commercial applications in markets such as the facility/capital asset protection from RF threat systems

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