Intelligent Software-Upgradable Radio Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-18-C-6520
Agency Tracking Number: N172-104-0122
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-104
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-01
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street, Torrance, CA, 90501
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alexander Genusov
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the U.S. Marine Corps need for low probability of detection on-the-move communications for artillery batteries, Physical Optics Corporation proposes to develop a new detachable INtelligent Software Upgradable Radio Device (INSURD) operating in military allocated millimeter-wave frequency band in support of cognitive low probability of detection NLOS wireless communication of mobile networked Marine Corps artillery battery systems. The INSURD is a unique integration of baseband RF transceiver with software tunable up/down-converter module and application specific, proprietary adaptive beamforming (AB) algorithm, dynamically controlling an ultra-wide band Rotman Lens antenna array with MIMO architecture. The INSURDs suite of precision RF, environmental and navigational sensors, and built-in classification and adaptation functions detect the localized ambient RF noise floor and ensure undetectability of the networked radios at =10 km range. Operating on HiMARS-bound wireless network, INSURD enables duplex broadband communication of up to 8 transceivers with integrated Type 1 encryption headers. In Phase I, POC will develop the man-packable and vehicle-mounted INSURD concept. Simulation results and hardware testing of communication performance will lead to a Phase II development plan. We anticipate that at the end of Phase II, six INSURD prototypes will be ready for initial testing by the Marine Corps.

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