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

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

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

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

Abstract

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.