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Distributed Communications & Electronic Warfare

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-18-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: N172-110-0234
Amount: $224,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N172-110
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-10-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-15
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Glen Garner
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 J Edge
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Research Institution

Vadum will develop and simulate a new beamforming protocol for Distributed Communications and Electronic Warfare (DCEW) that will implement distributed TX and RX beamforming algorithms between a cluster of nodes, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and cooperative or uncooperative receivers. The Vadum approach uses an innovative Master-Slave architecture employing multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antennas to achieve beam steering and beam broadening at minimum overhead cost. Phase synchronization is achieved using a novel hybrid of experimentally demonstrated techniques employing both open-loop and closed-loop synchronization. The hybrid approach enables better beamforming in response to Channel State Information (CSI) and leverages a priori information such as GPS location and tight timing synchronization between nodes. The Phase-I effort includes a comprehensive analysis of ad-hoc beam patterns with respect to number of nodes, position accuracy, time, frequency, and phase synchronization to determine the optimal tradeoff between beam gain and beam width.

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