Enhanced De-Interleavers for Submarine Electronic Warfare Support (ES) Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4512
Agency Tracking Number: N122-133-0694
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-133
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
111 Dart Circle, Rome, NY, -
DUNS: 153924188
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Kapps
 Research Engineer
 (315) 339-4800
 gkapps@ras.com
Business Contact
 Stan Hall
Title: Vice President of Operati
Phone: (315) 339-4800
Email: shall@ras.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This SBIR develops new innovative clustering and de-interleaving algorithms, leverages and refines existing algorithms and software, and integrates them within an open architecture framework to address a wide variety of radar signal classes for a submarine EW/ISR application. The proposed effort addresses several challenging emitter waveform classes for which current approaches are noted to have problems (per solicitation). This effort leverages RAS Multi-Algorithm Unique Emitter ID SBIR Phase I/II and end-to-end Directed ELINT Process (DEP) software modules (C/C++ and MATLAB) for clustering, RF Agile clustering, cluster correlation, track association, and emitter typing. It exploits previously developed Specific Emitter Features (SEF), not only for Specific Emitter ID (SEI), but also for cluster correlation, specific emitter tracking (SET) and RF agile processing. Approaches are assessed and selected for PHASE II software development and demonstration within the Processing Layer of the NAVSEA NexGen EW system architecture concept. Interface and control software, operating within an Ozone Widget Framework, enables automatic system operation to minimize operator interaction (with manual override and configuration control) provide high confidence emitter processing and reporting. After Phase II, RAS will work with platform primes and the government to install and demonstrate the technology on a suitable submarine platform testbed.

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