Electronic Warfare Environment Simulator System (EWESS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N00178-04-C-1020
Agency Tracking Number: A002-2476
Amount: $1,226,840.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2000
Solicitation Topic Code: A00-043
Solicitation Number: 2000.2
Small Business Information
101 West Sixth Street Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78701
DUNS: 161214242
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradley Sallee
 Principal Scientist
 (512) 479-7731
Business Contact
 Jean Lang
Title: Contracts Director
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Email: lang@spec.com
Research Institution
SPEC proposes to develop and deliver a flight capable Target Hologram Generator (THG)--a programmable flight module that forms radar hologram target countermeasure signatures of hard objects in flight--to MDA's Target and Countermeasures (T&C) program. For example, a single unit is capable of creating multiple ECM/ECCM scenarios, different emitters - separated by frequency, phase, time, and other parameters--simulating 16 false targets with arbitrary polarization generated simultaneously distributed across range and Doppler. THG ability to simulate any radar/communications system in its frequency range, allows cost effective simulation of passive or active countermeasure threat trains, from simple to complex, by using either flight test data or modeled passive missile countermeasures. This allows rapid development and verification of ECM/ECCM techniques for both hardware-in-the-loop and flight-tests settings. Directed by the SPEC Countermeasures Integration Laboratory (CIL), THG will deliver dramatic cost savings in production and integration of "realistic signatures" for T&C flight hardware, while supporting low cost, quick reaction, spiral development of increasingly capable countermeasures tactics over lifetime of T&C programs. CIL also includes full range of countermeasures (e.g., chaff, erectables and inflatables) production equipment that was used to produce the vast majority of currently deployed missile and space countermeasures systems.

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