Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0116
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-022-0100
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-T022
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator
 Richard Cagley
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 rcagley@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
 UC, SANTA BARBARA
 Nancy R Lewis
 Office of Research, 3227 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA, 93106
 (805) 893-4034
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
With the continued proliferation of airborne assets and associated sensors, the Air Force of today offers the capability of providing new levels of situational awareness. The possibility of having measurements, such as imaging, delivered in real-time to a broad range of forward deployed units as well as commanders, fits well into the vision of network centric warfare (NCW). At the same time, these new demands on the amount of information exchange often exceed the capabilities of existing radio systems. One promising technology is the use of space time coding (STC). While STC is a mature technology that has demonstrated tremendous capacity gains over classical narrowband systems, its use for military operations presents numerous challenges. Our approach addresses issues, such as mobility and jamming, which are present in military environments. To address mobility, we propose the use of quasi-orthogonal space time block codes (OSTBCs) that do not require channel state information (CSI) to be available at the transmitter. Additionally, our receiver design jointly performs channel estimation and detection. This provides increased robustness because the algorithm can continuously demodulate the signal during quickly changing channel conditions and/or in the presence of jamming.

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