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Agile Electronic Support

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-20-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: A192-129-0306
Amount: $111,485.15
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A19-129
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-18
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St STE 109
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Fails
 Senior Engineer
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 Gary Edge
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Research Institution

Vadum will design and develop an Agile Electronic Support (AES) system that identifies and characterizes RF signals in crowded spectrum. AES improves Army EW effectiveness and survivability by delivering spectrum Situational Awareness (SA) including indication of enemy forces through their use of RF communications and radar systems. The AES software component integrates advanced machine learning, signal processing and resource allocation algorithms into a generalized electronic warfare receiver according to Modular, Open Systems Approach (MOSA) design principles. Vadum’s innovative RF signal processing and resource allocation protocol addresses specific challenges that inhibit many deep learning modulation recognition algorithms from performing well in crowded spectrum through efficient dynamic RF scanning, sub-band processing and spatial filtering. Computationally-efficient algorithms developed during the program and embedded on the candidate SDR systems will enable generalized software design. The AES software is designed for portability across a wide range of Army systems, and accounts for variations in platform size, weight, and power requirements. AES supports a range of operations from software applications executed on a laptop (e.g. EWPMT) to small form factor organic payloads operating on SWAP constrained UGV/UAV platforms.

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