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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$501,982.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0083
Award Id:
87691
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-123-0009
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08-123
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3015 Village Office Place, Champaign, IL, 61822
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782768977
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Miller
President
(217) 363-3396
mcmiller@delcross.com
Business Contact:
Laura Robinson
Finance Director
(217) 363-3396
robinson@delcross.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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