Digital Direction Finding (DF) System for the Next Generation Submarine Electronic Warfare (EW)

Period of Performance: 08/20/2015 - 02/16/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
3050 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 600 Array
Fairfax, VA 22030
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


Azure's objective for this topic is to show how a variation of our small SWaP multi-channel spatial DF payload can be developed and fielded within the SWaP constraints of the mast to provide significant improvements to the existing DF capability as well as provide a roadmap for DF through the highest frequencies. This small SWaP payload will leverage existing technologies and in the case of the 500MHz tuner/digitizer, existing part numbers for cost savings and efficiency. Where new hardware must be developed, we will use a mixture of existing designs and experienced partners to ensure solid technical approaches, ensure design achievability and compress the schedule as much as possible.