Algorithm to Emulate RF Signal of Multiple Targets for Countermeasures Technique Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-1389
Agency Tracking Number: F081-079-0742
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-079
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 363384004
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Hawley
 Senior Research Engineer
 (937) 427-8433
Business Contact
 James Lutz
Title: Managing Member
Phone: (775) 284-5580
Research Institution
Matrix Research and Engineering will develop an optimal algorithm for producing the best possible emulation of multiple target signals using triad antenna array network. Phase I of the effort will develop and refine an initial algorithm and demonstrate it on a simple 6 element triad array. To minimize the expense of the hardware we will constrain ourselves to using only one triad per target emulated. The approach will use a least squares approach to compute the optimal setting of attenuators and phase shifters that result in the closest possible wavefront impinging on the aperture under test to the desired one based on the emulated target geometry. Various optimization schemes will be considered to minimize issues when a target transition between triad arrays. Scalability will also be addressed during Phase I. The algorithm will easily support the use of more than 3 antennas per target as well as scale to a greater number of targets emulated by a large array of networked triads. During Phase II the concept will be validated on larger triad arrays. Special attention will be taken to ensure ease of setup and use of the software during this phase of the program.

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