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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0205
Agency Tracking Number: N121-011-0977
Amount: $749,838.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-011
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Echo Ridge, LLC
100 Carpenter Drive, Suite 135, Sterling, VA, -
DUNS: 801184982
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Carlson
 Chief Technical Officer
 (703) 437-0404
 john.carlson@echoridgenet.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Kennedy
Title: President
Phone: (571) 748-4892
Email: joe.kennedy@echoridgenet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Echo Ridge and partner Rockwell Collins propose to mature, enhance and further demonstrate the out the window (OTW)-synchronized RF environment emulator technology prototyped and demonstrated in Phase I. The Phase II design and development activities will result in a deliverable prototype system capable of demonstrating functionality, value, mitigated development risk and compatibility with fielded flight trainer systems. It will be used to introduce and promote the technology towards a Phase III activity and adoption into the training community. The prototype will be capable of accurately emulating the RF environment in a manner that is synchronous with the flight path/dynamics and resultant OTW view from an aircraft cockpit as simulated in a flight simulator. The effect on communication systems, sensors and instrumentation is as though they were truly subjected to the RF operating environment encountered by the aircraft. The system calculates these characteristics on-the-fly (OTF) as the instructor/pilot operates 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 emulation is correlated with the other flight trainer systems and cockpit displays.

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