Adaptive Signal Processing to Counter Jamming

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8718-06-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-208-2901
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-208
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
1220 Kennestone Circle, Suite E, Marietta, GA, 30066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149785201
Principal Investigator:
David Aalfs
Senior Engineer
(770) 795-8181
david.aalfs@pra-corp.com
Business Contact:
Susan Dugas
Vice President
(770) 795-8181
susan.dugas@pra-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PRA proposes to develop a wideband adaptive digital beamforming solution to autonomously cancel multiple jammers at various locations, bandwidths, and center frequencies. The wide waveform bandwidths desired for fine range resolution in current and future phased-array systems impact the performance of adaptive cancellation algorithms due to the effects of wideband jammer dispersion, antenna architecture artifacts, and receiver channel mismatches across the band. Wideband adaptive algorithms must compensate for these effects to maximize SINR while preserving the desired compressed range response. The algorithm will be designed for efficient implementation on FPGA hardware. Performance of the algorithm will be evaluated using the Digital Array Radar Prototyping Simulation (DARPSim), a Matlab based tool developed by GTRI for modeling wideband phased-array antennas that utilize a digital beamforming (DBF) architecture.

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