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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: N182-120-0109
Amount: $124,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-120
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-19
Small Business Information
600 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 964928464
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kota
 (781) 537-6791
Business Contact
 Joseph Larocque
Phone: (339) 999-2242
Research Institution
Systems & Technology Research (STR) proposes the development of a novel multifunction/multimodal airborne radar architecture leveraging STRs extensive experience in the development of software, hardware, and advanced algorithms for a wide variety of airborne radar applications. On this program, we will focus on the development of a fundamentally new airborne radar architecture that optimizes airborne radar performance in dynamic sensing environments. The Phase I effort will focus on developing advanced RF convergent radar waveforms that combine sensing & communications functionality into a single, dual-use waveform and RF convergent sensor resource management (SRM) algorithms based on model predictive control (MPC) that optimize utility of sensor resources across polarimetric, spectral, temporal, and spatial dimensions. Additionally, we also propose the development of a novel waveform design based on a Lagrangian dynamics that can enable in-band high throughput communications from other assets or can be used to mitigate interference. Throughout the effort, STR will work to establish an advanced multifunction/multimodal radar architecture development plan for Phase II using the fundamental approach developed during Phase I and the inclusion of feedback from the U.S. Government team to hone the research towards a direction that is amenable for a successful transition to the Navy.

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