Hardware-in-the-Loop Scintillation Simulator for MILSATCOM links in a Nuclear Disturbed Communication Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA18P0012
Agency Tracking Number: T172-006-0004
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA172-006
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-15
Small Business Information
2 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
DUNS: 141088125
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Blair Sawyer
 (719) 520-5115
 blair.sawyer@welkinsciences.com
Business Contact
 Dennis Wagner
Phone: (719) 520-5115
Email: dwagner@welkinsciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In response to SBIR Topic DTRA172-006, Welkin Sciences proposes to design and build a new all-digital fading channel simulator to be called CoLTSAD. This new simulator design will be the latest addition to our family of Configurable Link Test Sets (CoLTS). It will be capable of emulating the full range of MIL-STD-3053 scintillating channel conditions for all SATCOM frequency bands up to Ka-band. CoLTSAD will support developmental and acceptance testing of existing communication systems designs using separate analog interface units, and future communication systems compliant with the new FAST OSDI (ANSI/TIA-5041) industry standard for digital-IF modems without analog IF front ends.The CoLTS-AD will be low-cost to build, and low-cost to certify: 1) it will be built on an inexpensive COTS hardware platform; and 2) will include built-in test functions that allow comprehensive certification testing procedures to be executed and tabulated automatically. Automated certification test execution and report generation can be performed after each simulator update or repair, simplifying configuration management and reducing life cycle costs.

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