Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: N043-238-0726
Amount: $78,424.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-238
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
6920 Bowman Lane NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
DUNS: 028456932
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Sternowski
 Principal Investigator
 (319) 431-0314
Business Contact
 Robert Sternowski
Title: President
Phone: (319) 431-0314
Research Institution
Reducing cosite interference on an aircraft requires a top-down system engineering approach. This begins with collecting performance data on all equipment involved, computer modeling the interference for each equipment pairing to identify specific interference sources and levels, defining the amount of mitigation necessary for each pairing, and designing a subsystem that provides the needed mitigation. Softronics Ltd. will apply its years of cosite engineering experience and its proprietary cosite interference computer model to quickly determine the mitigation needs of the EA-18G. Solutions are expected to varying with the equipment pairing, and to involve a combination of operational rules and technology, from frequency management to fixed and agile filters and notches, to adaptive cancellation systems. A key feature of our approach is that it may be incrementally implemented on any aircraft or vehicle.

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