Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-10-C-4136
Agency Tracking Number: N082-165-0435
Amount: $749,776.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-165
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
12587 Fair Lakes Circle #342, Fairfax, VA, 22033
DUNS: 807913616
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Sullivan
 Chief Scientist
 (703) 268-6192
 Mark.Sullivan@AzureSummit.com
Business Contact
 Scott Bierly
Title: President and CTO
Phone: (703) 785-6857
Email: Scott.Bierly@AzureSummit.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Legacy approaches to Radar Threat Warning such as SLQ-32 are being completely replaced through modernization programs such as SEWIP Block 2, which will likely replace IFM technology with a channelized receiver approach. In doing this, the benefits of COTS hardware modules can be leveraged, along with the associated Modular Open Systems Architecture (MOSA) concepts. However, the COTS RF receiver modules at the front end and subsequent A/D converters become the vulnerable point in the system, and are susceptible to being saturated by other onboard RF transmissions. In this effort, Azure will continue the development and validation of advanced cancellation algorithms and techniques that will extend the usable dynamic range of the receiver front ends, preserving weak threat signals in the presence of powerful onboard interference. In this Phase II effort, we will develop prototype implementations of each stage of our EME Mitigation technology, and develop a roadmap for the EDM and production hardware implementations to facilitate rapid transition into SEWIP Block 2 and 3 production systems.

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