SORTIE: A Self-Optimizing Radio Transceiver Integrated Enhancement for Communication Through the Canopy

Period of Performance: 04/15/2015 - 11/14/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nokomis, Inc.
310 5th St. Array
Charleroi, PA 15022
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


Under this effort, Nokomis will develop a radio technology that substantially enhances the ability of operations under canopy to establish and maintain communications. The approach will combine Nokomis? existing receiver sensitivity technologies with a novel integrated front end module that specifically mitigates the conditions associated with communication under the canopy. Software and hardware components will be assembled and integrated into a demonstration prototype of the technology, and the prototype will be demonstrated to the government. This proposed system, the Self-Optimizing Radio Transceiver Integrated Enhancement (SORTIE), will be a light-weight, rugged, and modular capability that is compatible with existing communications systems (including AN/PRC-150, AN/PRC-155, GPS, JTRS, and cellular operation), allowing them to maintain open lines of communication even under heavily occluded under-canopy environments.