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Seamless Non-Line-Of-Sight Communications for Urban Warfare

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: F054-022-0183
Amount: $99,749.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T022
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-05-01
Small Business Information
Suite 210, 1100 Hector Street, Conshohocken, PA, 19428
DUNS: 808488076
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Moeness Amin
 Director, Center Advanced Communica
 (610) 519-4263
Business Contact
 Scott Kurtz
Title: Vice President
Phone: (610) 825-0182
Research Institution
 Moeness Amin
 119 Tolentine Hall
Villanova, PA, 19085
 (610) 519-4263
 Nonprofit college or university
This project will investigate candidate space-time coding schemes to be incorporated in a multiple-input multiple output two-way communication system that operates within an urban warfare environment. The main objective is to increase channel capacity to achieve high-quality video transmission using narrow signal bandwidths, typically deployed for voice channels. The investigation will determine the schemes most appropriate to the channel characteristics, including fading, multipaths, and Doppler, often encountered in the targeted operating environment. The selection of the number of antennas and the inter-element spacing at each transceiver will be guided by the potential restrictions that each end of the communications link places on the size, payload, and height of the antennas. Orthogonal codes, non-orthogonal codes, trellis and block codes, sensor approach or beamspace approach, and using none, partial, or full channel information for transmit diversity and coherent detection are among the schemes that will be examined. The project will also consider effective strategies for anti-jamming in view of the available number of spatio-temporal degrees of freedom and will investigate whether effective jammer suppression conforms with the target objective of high capacity and data rate.

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