Multifunction-Multimodal Airborne Radar in Maritime/Littoral Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N182-120-0358
Amount: $124,992.00
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
12900 Brookprinter Place, Suite 800, Poway, CA, 92064
DUNS: 107928806
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Guerci
 (858) 373-2702
Business Contact
 Margaret Latchman-Geler
Phone: (858) 373-2717
Research Institution
Airborne maritime and littoral surveillance radar/ESM/ELINT in contested environments is facing an increasingly sophisticated set of threats due to ever evolving adversarial tactics and a global proliferation of enabling radio frequency (RF), high performance embedded computing (HPEC), and other technologies. Unfortunately, traditional airborne surveillance radar modes and waveforms are not sufficient to meet this emerging challenge. Far more sophisticated multifunction/multimodal maritime radar (M3R) and RF techniques, technologies and architectures are required to outpace this emerging set of threats.
Many of these same adversarial advances and enabling technologies similarly afford a new opportunity to reinvent our own warfighting ISR capabilities. Advances in solid state transmitter technologies, cognitive and multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) radar techniques, wideband digital radio frequency (RF) circuits and systems, digital arbitrary waveform generators (DAWGs) and digital receiver exciters (DREX), and advanced HPEC have afforded an opportunity to broaden the scope of traditional radar functions and modes. From a hardware and HPEC perspective, it is now possible, theoretically, to perform a multitude of new and enhanced functions and modes including communications, electronic intelligence/signals intelligence (ELINT/SIGINT), electronic support measures (ESM), electronic attack (EA), electronic protection (EP), GPS denied terrain-aided navigation, and advanced target ID.

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