Advanced EA and EMI Radar Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0116
Agency Tracking Number: N063-180-0122
Amount: $69,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-180
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
NUMERICA CORP.
PO Box 271246, Ft. Collins, CO, 80527
DUNS: 956324362
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ben Slocumb
 Program Director
 (970) 419-8343
 bjslocumb@numerica.us
Business Contact
 Jeff Poore
Title: VP/COO
Phone: (970) 419-8343
Email: jbpoore@numerica.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Navy radar systems must operate in increasingly complex signal environments. The deployment of higher power transmitters and wider bandwidth waveforms causes energy to become spread out throughout the spectrum, leading to more unintended interference from nearby friendly radar systems. Advanced jamming systems such as digital RF memory (DRFM) systems are widely available and can produce complex deceptive countermeasures signals that are difficult to discriminate from target-oriented returns. The Navy is developing a new Multi-Mission Signal Processor (MMSP) that will be used in future radars. This proposed Phase I program seeks to develop an interference rejection algorithm that could be hosted in the MMSP. The focus in Phase I will be for countermeasure signals produced by a DRFM-based jammer. The program will design the algorithm, test it using computer simulated data to show its effectiveness, and evaluate the algorithm for its computational implementation requirements. An option task proposes to evaluate the algorithm on actual collected DRFM data.

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