Transient Wave Based Command and Control Systems

Period of Performance: 04/07/2006 - 04/12/2007


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nova Engineering, Inc.
5 Circle Freeway Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Principal Investigator


Carrier based signals have commonly been used for many command and control applications. While carrier based waveforms are simple to implement, they do not provide jamming resistance or LPI/LPD characteristics. This proposal describes a non-carrier based waveform that is applicable to a wide range of command and control applications. The waveform is highly adaptable, providing flexible bandwidth and data transmission rate. In addition, the technique is applicable to both short and long range applications. In addition, the technique can be used to hide a waveform beneath a dynamically changing noise floor. Proposed simulation, prototype development, and demonstration are described.