Tactical Interference Cancellation Equipment (TICE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A017
Agency Tracking Number: A121-033-0623
Amount: $99,918.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-033
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
12587 Fair Lakes Circle #342, Fairfax, VA, -
DUNS: 807913616
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Sullivan
 Chief Scientist
 (571) 308-1402
 mark.sullivan@azuresummit.com
Business Contact
 Scott Bierly
Title: President and CTO
Phone: (571) 308-1401
Email: scott.bierly@azuresummit.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Azure Summit's approach to this problem is to develop a TICE interference cancellation device that can be inserted between any SIGINT antenna and SIGINT receiver without requiring modifications to existing designs. Azure Summit brings several different technology approaches and tools to bear for this problem, including an Analog Adaptive Equalizer (currently prototyped in the lab), and an Analog Beamformer being studied and to be prototyped soon for a DARPA program, with two other candidate approaches under current study or development. In Phase I of this SBIR, Azure will take a step back and perform a trade study to investigate the applicability and feasibility of each of these technologies to the Army SIGINT cosite problem. We will select the appropriate techniques given the specifics of the problem, and the SWaP/cost constraints, and perform simulations to quantify the expected performance. We will develop a TICE system architecture and system specification, and document everything in a final report.

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