Electronic Warfare: EMS Monitor & Broadcast Training Capacity Enhancement

Period of Performance: 09/23/2014 - 06/23/2015

$150K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Kerberos International, Inc.
19 North Main Street, Suite 2711 Array
Temple, TX 76501
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX 78238
Institution POC

Research Topics

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Kerberos and SwRI plan to develop and evaluate new monitoring and broadcasting methods in a laboratory environment in the context of expected current and future military RF operating environments. Our proposed solution, called Electromagnetic Spectrum Monitor & Broadcast System (EMBS), will create a low-cost, small packaged device that can emulate anticipated opposing force broadcasting and blue force EMS monitoring capabilities to enhance war fighter training. The EMBS will build upon open source and COTS products that offer the most current state of the art hardware, software, modeling and simulation tools. The end product will require hardware and software development to enhance the available open source and COTS hardware and software and achieve the desired EMBS capabilities. The EMBS will feature a flexible architecture that will facilitate algorithm development of current and futuristic broadcasting and monitoring methods. It will determine an optimal broadcast strategy in a rapid and economical fashion. The EMBS will include a developer interface for advanced waveform development and a field user interface for limited modifications during exercise deployment. Input from the Electronic Warfare community will serve as the basis for long term waveform development and support. BENEFIT: The proposed EMS Monitor and Broadcast System (EMBS) will enhance monitoring and broadcasting techniques as well as improve training and mission rehearsals in degraded and congested environments. It will serve as an EMS tool kit to support EMS Opposing Force (EM OPFOR) training exercises throughout the US DoD and law enforcement agencies.