Scenario Based Radio Simulator and Analysis Tool

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$746,495.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-12-C-5243
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-038-0583
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T038
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
000000000
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, S.D
Ryan Kastner
2112 CS & Eng. Bldg (EBU38)
9500 Gilman Dr., M. C. 0404
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0404
(858) 534-8908
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Toyon 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, based upon Toyons Geospatial Analysis Planning Support (GAPS) Toolbox, provides 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 simulator computes and outputs 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, multipath, and fading. The simulator interfaces directly to a channel impairment emulator, and together (simulator and emulator) they provide the capability to evaluate wireless systems operating within a realistic scenario. In Phase I, we developed the prototype tool, built a relevant operational scenario, and demonstrated the real-time visualization of time varying RF link characteristics. In Phase II, we will complete and deliver the simulator, along with supporting datasets, external applications, and model libraries. We will advance the underlying algorithms and models, interface and test to multiple channel emulators, and demonstrate the real-time channel characterization capability.

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