Improved Radio Frequency (RF) Modeling for Correlated Environment Communication System Simulators with Sensor Simulators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,932.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0171
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-011-0977
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-011
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Echo Ridge, LLC
11127 Elmview Place, Suite 100, Great Falls, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
801184982
Principal Investigator:
John Carlson
Chief Technical Officer
(703) 348-3167
john.carlson@echoridgenet.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Kennedy
President
(571) 748-4892
joe.kennedy@echoridgenet.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Echo Ridge proposes to develop real time RF modeling for a communications system simulator capable of accurately emulating the RF environments. The proposed simulator will increase the realism of the flight simulator by emulating the channel characteristics between intentional and unintentional RF devices including communications, sensing (i.e. radar), and navigation systems. The system will calculate these characteristics on-the-fly (OTF) as the pilot flies the simulator. A primary objective of the RF path simulation is to add as much realism as possible while minimizing latency so that the RF modeling simulation is correlated with the other flight simulator sensors and cockpit displays. This project will create a RF simulator ensuring that the RF signal-derived stimuli the pilot hears or sees in the cockpit displays matches and is synchronized with what he sees through the cockpit window, sees on his cockpit sensor displays from his other sensors, or feels through the motion simulator.

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