Interoperability and compatibility techniques for Counter Radio controlled IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) and other Radio Frequency Communication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-10-C-4147
Agency Tracking Number: N082-174-0767
Amount: $745,608.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-174
Solitcitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, 80301
Duns: 125961123
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Farzin Lalezari
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: President
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution
As modern battlefield scenarios require increasingly greater radio frequency (RF) capabilities from US Army ground vehicles, there is a corresponding requirement to develop antenna systems that ensure the mutual interoperability of these functions. Currently, there is an urgent requirement to address this challenge for two essential RF capabilities: communications and electronic warfare (EW). Communications systems tend to operate at relatively low power levels, and with relatively high sensitivities for both transmit and receive functions. EW systems have comparable sensitivity requirements in their receive modes, but often require very high power levels in their transmit modes to perform their intended function. Because of the mutual sensitivities of the two systems, their simultaneous operation in the necessarily-close proximity afforded by typical US Army ground vehicles is a significant challenge that is not being adequately addressed in current systems. In the proposed Phase II effort, FIRST RF will continue investigation of the isolation techniques demonstrated during Phase I, including options exploiting interaction properties in the spatial, temporal, and spectral domains. To allow government evaluation, FIRST RF will provide prototype hardware and support technical demonstrations at three intervals in the Phase II program.

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