Automated Characterization of Communications, Electronic Attack, Radar, and Navigation Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: N082-123-0009
Amount: $749,934.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-123
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
3015 Village Office Place, Champaign, IL, 61822
DUNS: 782768977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Miller
 (217) 363-3396
Business Contact
 Laura Robinson
Title: Finance Director
Phone: (217) 363-3396
Research Institution
Delcross Technologies proposes to develop an automated measurement system (AMS) that will characterize the spectral profile of transmitters and receivers while minimizing manual labor. Modern RF systems can utilize thousands of channels, which makes a manual measurement system impractical for characterizing such devices. The purpose of the AMS is to create a practical process for RF system characterization. A key component of the AMS will be a software interface through which the user controls and coordinates the measurements. Much progress was made during the Phase I contract to develop a prototype AMS. During the Phase II, we will refine and expand the prototype capabilities. Specifically, we will extend the frequency range of the AMS. We will add capability to support digital and pulsed transmitter measurements. Support for receiver susceptibility and bit error rate measurements will be developed. The software interface will continue to evolve as improvements are made to the algorithms that control the measurement equipment and the software is converted to a stand-alone program. Over the course of the next 24 months, our focus will be on developing a practical AMS that NAVAIR can use to characterize the wide variety of RF systems employed on their platforms of interest.

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