Multi-Static Processing Using Sonobuoys as Opportunistic Receivers

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Signal Systems Corporation
1127-B Benfield Blvd Array
Millersville, MD 21108
Principal Investigator


In the Base period of the Phase II of the Sonobuoys as Opportunistic Receivers (SOAR) SBIR, SSC will demonstrate the technology of using DIFAR receivers to receive data from an MH-60R ALFS system and that data then being linked back to the CV-TSC for processing and operator review. In order to do this SSC will show via classified simulation that using the DIFAR buoys in the SOAR system provides measureable improvement over baseline ALFS detection performance. We will modify existing MAC multi-static signal processing for the SOAR mission to run in real time and develop CONOPS and planning tools to enable SOAR technology to be effectively used in the fleet. During the Option period, SSC will field a working SOAR system into the CV-TSC by integrating the real-time signal processing software into the CV-TSC Build 9 as well as providing a planning tool that would support successful deployment and operation of the SOAR system.