Presentation on theme: "Phase II & III Transition Milestones & Cost MAJOR MILESTONE FY09 FY10 FY11 Total ($K) Purpose: 1. To develop and demonstrate a portable geolocation system."— Presentation transcript:
Phase II & III Transition Milestones & Cost MAJOR MILESTONE FY09 FY10 FY11 Total ($K) Purpose: 1. To develop and demonstrate a portable geolocation system which combines compact, robust, and wideband antenna hardware with innovative direction finding (DF) techniques to extend the geolocation capabilities to the individual dismounted soldier. Product(s): 1. A portable or body-borne system that enables Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) functions. 2. Currently TRL 6 3. Antenna and DF/geolocation algorithm development; characterization and analysis; implementation, integration and installed performance field demonstration. 4. Prototype antennas were designed, fabricated and characterized according to requirements; developed innovative DF technique; lower frequency band no met yet. Payoff: 1. A low cost system that overcomes the limited flexibility and mobility of current vehicle based SIGINT/EW systems. 2. Provides dismounted soldiers with situational awareness, therefore with ground superiority; ensures force protection. Transitions: 1. Potential military applications include smart communications antennas with dynamic node detection and beam steering capability, general situational awareness applications such as Blue Force tracking and threat detection. Commercial use includes geolocation for search and rescue; vehicle awareness/automation for personal vehicles; ad hoc networking with node awareness/geolocation to improve network efficiency. 2. The project is endorsed by PEO Soldier, TRADOC, and ATO NEW/IED Countermeasures. PEO Soldier is a potential provider of matching funds for phase III and commercialization. During phase II, First RF will work toward finding a third party (industry or government) to provide similar funds as well. 3. The developed technology will be demonstrated to endorsing/interested parties. First RF is investing More of their own funds to develop a full-scale system and provide rapid transition to field ready hardware. We are committed to find financial support from a 3rd party to facilitate transition into phase III and commercialization. Resource requirements and sources: 1. Army SBIR funds: $69,950 for Phase I and $729,879 for Phase II 2. $100,000 investments from First RF Corporation 3. PEO/Soldier is a potential provider of matching funds for phase III and commercialization. During phase II, First RF will work toward finding a third party (industry or government) to provide similar funds as well. 1.Proposal #A062-2777, Contr. #W15P7T-08-C-V002 2.Phase II project starts 10-01-2008 & ends 09-30-2010 3.Period of performance 24 months Compact, Wideband, Dual Antenna Geolocation FIRST RF Corp. CERDEC I2WD Army SBIR funding Non-SBIR funds Contract Kickoff Antenna Development Algorithm Development Measurement and Analysis System Prototype Demo Final Report 365 100 465 365 Compact, wideband, portable antenna with optimized integration Robust DF & geolocation for the dismounted soldier Points of Contact: 1. Mr. Farzin Lalezari, firstname.lastname@example.org, (310) 320-3088 2. Khalid Soughou, email@example.com, (732) 427-1798
D.LG.2006.02 / Advanced Lightweight Track 1. What are the capabilities First RF is developing: Miniaturized wideband DF antennas and a portable geolocation system. Provide Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) functions to the individual dismounted soldier. A low cost system that overcomes the limited flexibility and mobility of current vehicle based SIGINT/EW systems. Provide dismounted soldiers with situational awareness, ground superiority; and ensure force protection. 2.What are the current problems? Achieving adequate low frequency performance from small antennas User-friendly antenna integration Development of computationally-efficient direction finding and geolocation algorithms Incorporation of high-performance receiver and associated algorithms onto a computational platform that is suitable for man-portable deployment Accurate calibration and exploitation of body interaction effects 3.How does First RF address these problems? Leverage existing broadband antenna technology from legacy EW antenna systems Aggressive build-test-analyze-optimize cycles using measured data from relevant integrated platforms Partnerships with radio receiver manufacturers for small, efficient radio hardware Full-scale integrated tests, including real-world multipath and multi-signal effects at outdoor test facility 4. What is current product status and transition path? Ongoing development/optimization of broadband antennas Research into viable partners in receiver and processing hardware Current development (month 6 of 24): ongoing antenna optimization, and acquisition of receiver and processor hardware Planned proof-of-concept demonstration during CY09 Several receiver company have been approached to provide off the shelf solutions to the antenna systems being prototyped, including Applied Signal Technology. 5. Identify Topic Sponsor and Endorsements Topic Sponsor: RDECOM CERDEC I2WD COTR: Khalid Soughou, firstname.lastname@example.org, 732-427-1798 Endorsements from: - PEO Soldier, Ross Guckert, Director for Systems Integration, 703-704-3310, email@example.com - TRADOC ARCIC, Julius Coats, Lead, 757-788-5986, firstname.lastname@example.org - ATO D.FP.2006.06 (NEW/IED), Paul Zablocky, Chief Engineer, 732-532-4149, email@example.com 6. Company Highlights FIRST RF was founded in January 2003, and is on pace to deliver our 100,000 th antenna to DoD/Primes in May 2009 Most FIRST RF products have been initiated under SBIR programs Question Chart Company Contact Information: Mr. Farzin Lalezari Principal Investigator First RF Corporation 4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 449-5211 × 101; firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsoring Organization Contact Information: Mr. Khalid Soughou US Army CERDEC I2WD AMSRD-CER-IW-IT Bldg 600, Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703 (732) 427-1798; email@example.com Technical Assistance Advocate Mr. James Faunce, Mid Atlantic Command & Control (732) 427-0854; Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org
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