Combined Channel Simulator-Emulator Using Ray Tracing And Radiative Transfer Methods and Hardware Emulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0169
Agency Tracking Number: N121-011-0858
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N121-011
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Duns: 161911532
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Doorn
 Chief Scientist
 (301) 294-5229
 evandoorn@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contracts and P
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) details an innovative approach for on-the-fly (OTF), physics-based radio frequency (RF)propagation modeling that appropriately interacts with complex synthetic natural environments (terrain, cultural features, atmosphere/weather) for more realistic communication systems and radar sensor simulations. Specifically, IAI proposes: 1) novel physics based, efficient simulations to accurately and rapidly predict channel conditions between arbitrary transmitter-receiver pairs as they move through the complex. The approach is based on deterministic ray tracing combined with statistical modeling and utilizes a common, material/property-attributed synthetic natural environments (terrain, atmosphere and ocean) like to those used for vis-sims (OTW, EO/IR, MWIR and radar sensors, allowing the effect of the environment to impact all simulations coherently. 2) Wideband hardware emulation of the simulated link characteristics. Hardware emulation allows for incorporation of hardware radios in the simulation, improving the fidelity.

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