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Software Controlled Adaptive Radar Functions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0679
Agency Tracking Number: N191-029-0189
Amount: $139,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N191-029
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-27
Small Business Information
1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Derek Huddleston Derek Huddleston
 RF Research Engineer
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Keith Baker
Phone: (424) 835-9475
Research Institution

To address the Navy need for a coherent suite of algorithms that extend, enhance, and optimize the performance of the Next Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR) by exploiting the software-defined architecture of the radar, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop Software Controlled Adaptive Radar Functions (SCARF). SCARF is an innovative design that includes many technological components recently developed at POC. SCARF is adaptive, as it has awareness of its radio frequency (RF) environment, and adjusts the exciter waveform to enhance radar performance and utility. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate SCARF’s feasibility by designing and modeling the dynamic feedback loop between the exciter and receiver. SCARF will maintain compatibility with the basic radar functions of the NGSSR and facilitate easy updates. In Phase II, SCARF will reach technology readiness level (TRL)-5 and be ready for initial testing for potential transition to the NGSSR program. Deliverables in Phase II will include SCARF executable software, synthesized firmware code, corresponding interface and operation support documentation, and the radar simulation software.. The successful completion of this project at the end of Phase III will benefit the nation in both government and commercial sectors in future radar systems that operate in spectrum crowded environments.

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