Electronic Warfare Environment Simulator System (EWESS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAB07-01-C-K204
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-2476
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SYSTEMS & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORP.
101 West Sixth Street, Austin, TX, 78701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161214242
Principal Investigator:
N.B. Penrose, P.E.
VP Instrumentation
(512) 479-7732
penrose@spec.com
Business Contact:
James McNeal
Contracts Director
(512) 479-7732
mcneal@spec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SPEC proposes to develop an Electronic Warfare Environment Simulator System (EWESS) based on the latest digital synthesis modulation techniques. The hardware-in-the-loop simulator system will be based on SPEC's state-of-the-art Advanced Digital RF Memory(DRFM) Kernel architecture based on its proprietary direct digital synthesis (DDS) coherent modulation core. The Advanced DRFM Kernel architecture's inherent characteristics will provide the EWESS the ability to simulate any radar or communications systemin its frequency range, including those with complex emitter characteristics such as stagger, agile, jitter, pulse Doppler, and other scan types. It will be capable of creating scenarios where many different emitters separated by frequency, time and otherparameters can be simulated. The system will retain the major beneficial operating characteristics of the synthesizer; low cost, sub-microsecond response time, phase coherence, low phase noise and spurious content, high reliability, small size and weightfor airborne or man-portable applications.In the Phase I program, SPEC will work with potential customers to determine required parameters and system performance specifications. Following this, SPEC will determine the key software and hardware componentsthat will interface with the Advanced DRFM Kernel to produce the EWESS. In Phase II, SPEC will build and demonstrate a prototype EWESS.The development of the EWESS will provide the Government with thestate-of-the-art in EW hardware-in-the-loop simulationcapabilities. Thiscapability is critical for the next generation warfighter. The EWESStechnology has immediate application to the digital widebandcommunications market.

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