Scenario Based Radio Simulator and Analysis Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0323
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-038-0583
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T038
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
CA, Goleta, CA, 93117-3021
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Patrick Toole
Senior Scientist
(805) 968-6787
ptoole@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
University of California, San Diego
Carlos Molina
OCGA, Mail Code 0934
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0934
(858) 534-0247
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a scenario-based radio simulator and analysis tool which can be used to simulate, analyze, and test the next generation of mobile multi-protocol tactical systems. The tool will be based upon, and integrated into, Toyon"s Geospatial Analysis Planning Support Communications (GAPS-Comms) Toolbox, a geographic information system (GIS) framework complete with an intuitive graphical user interface, detailed 3-D environment models (terrain, foliage, buildings, and weather), dynamic vehicles, rapid line-of-sight algorithms, widely used communication models, and real-time network analysis. The new tool will compute and output parameters for each RF channel (including multi-path values) as vehicles/radios move about the scenario, automatically selecting the most appropriate models for path loss, delay, Doppler shift, and fading. It will also interface to a channel emulator, providing the capability to evaluate and display live radios operating in-the-loop. In Phase I we will develop the prototype tool, build a relevant operational scenario, and demonstrate the real-time visualization of time varying RF link characteristics. We will also deliver the standalone software application. In Phase II we will improve the automatic extraction of channel parameters from the scenario, connect and test the tool with live radios, and demonstrate the in-the-loop channel characterization capability.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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