Network Electronic Warfare Training System (NEWTS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,989.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-6770
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-045-0349
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-045
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
RESEARCH ASSOC. OF SYRACUSE
6780 Northern Blvd, Ste 100, East Syracuse, NY, 13057
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153924188
Principal Investigator:
Stan Hall
Project Manager
(315) 463-2266
shall@ras.com
Business Contact:
Michael Laquidari
VP of Finance & Admin
(315) 463-2266
mlaquidari@ras.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Training aircrew to fly modern combat aircraft is challenging. Aircrew need to be confronted with numerous simulated threats simultaneously. Training scenarios of this density give aircrew the ability to recognize and react with appropriate maneuvers, expendable countermeasures, and electronic jamming. Realistic training is required regularly because threat reaction skills are perishable. Unfortunately, threat training opportunities are minimal. Some units have access to a small number of “postage stamp” electronic combat ranges, but they cannot represent a realistic Integrated Air Defense System. Research Associates of Syracuse (RAS) proposes a multi-phased application of AFRL’s Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) to increase training capabilities substantially. NGTS is a highly successful Warfighter Readiness Research Division program. It simulates physics-based threat parametric data for high-fidelity-training. NGTS has been successfully integrated into an Imbedded Electronic Warfare System (IEWS) to provide high fidelity threat training for MC-130P aircraft under AFSOC Project 02-028. The RAS NEWTS proposal is ultimately to extend the success of the MC-130P integration to combat aircraft physically incapable of carrying an embedded system. In Phase II, we will demonstrate this for the Block 30 F-16 using a test bench, with extensions to other aircraft left to subsequent phases.

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