Awards

$750K

GPS Enhanced Dynamic Spectrum Access

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-158
Budget: 04/22/13 - 07/22/15
PI: John Carlson

ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Wright State University (WSU) propose to prototype and evaluate the Phase I-developed novel performance enhancing signal processing algorithms enabled by dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based cognitive radio (CR) and GPS navigation functionality operating on a common software defined radio (SDR) platform in a cogni...

$150K

SBIR Phase I: Efficient Testing Methodologies for Adaptive Radios

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EI-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: John Carlson

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will perform research toward developing new behavior characterization methodologies that allow adaptive/cognitive radios to be rapidly introduced into the market improving spectrum utilization and therefore broadband access for all. Expected results include a closed loop test fixture...

$150K

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-063
Budget: 07/20/12 - 04/20/13
PI: John Carlson

ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge proposes to design and evaluate GNSS processing algorithms designed to provide high accuracy and spoofing robustness (information assurance (IA)) by exploiting diversity in radio navigation signals (frequency, location, bandwidth, format). We will extend on-going work in the area of multi-satellite, multi-frequency GNSS sig...

$150K

GPS Enhanced Dynamic Spectrum Access

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-158
Budget: 04/27/12 - 01/31/13
PI: John Carlson

ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Wright State University (WSU) propose to develop and evaluate novel performance enhancing signal processing algorithms enabled by dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based cognitive radio (CR) and GPS navigation functionality operating on a common software defined radio (SDR) platform in a cognitive network (CN) (Eleme...

$150K

Quantitative assessments leveraging effects based analysis for degraded PNT

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-157
Budget: 04/25/12 - 02/04/13
PI: John Carlson

ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge together with George Mason University proposes to develop a hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) test asset capable of efficiently and automatically testing the effects of degraded position, navigation and timing (PNT) on host systems. The key innovation to this research is the development of an adaptive, automated test scheduler bas...

$80K

Improved Radio Frequency (RF) Modeling for Correlated Environment Communication System Simulators with Sensor Simulators

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N121-011
Budget: 04/09/12 - 10/09/12
PI: John Carlson

Echo Ridge proposes to develop real time RF modeling for a communications system simulator capable of accurately emulating the RF environments. The proposed simulator will increase the realism of the flight simulator by emulating the channel characteristics between intentional and unintentional RF devices including communications, sensing (i.e. ...

$100K

Clean Electromagnetic Environment (EME) Generation

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A11-120
Budget: 04/01/12 - 09/30/12
PI: John Carlson

Echo Ridge proposes to develop and evaluate an Intermodulation (IM) Minimization Appliqué (IMA) to operate in conjunction with EPG's electromagnetic environment (EME) generation systems. The IMA provides a menu of IM reduction tools spanning simple and low cost software approaches to advanced high performance hardware intensive approaches, depe...

$99.7K

GPS and Command Link Assured Operation

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA10-004
Budget: 06/01/11 - 01/02/12
PI: John Carlson

Echo Ridge proposes to develop a comprehensive realtime emulator capable of synthesizing a wide variety of waveforms such as GPS, interferers, and other GNSS signal classes. The system would create an arbitrary number of coherent wavefront RF output channels, synthesize atmospheric and terrain induced perturbations, and emulate propagation affe...

$456K

Virtual RF Environment

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-060
Budget: 03/04/11 - 02/28/13
PI: John Carlson

Echo Ridge and partner Comsearch, propose to design, build, test, demonstrate and validate a prototype DYnamic Spectrum Environment Emulator (DYSE), which provides a Virtual RF Environment (VRE) for RF system testing. Our vision for the end state of the effort is the availability of a productized DYSE (hardware and application software) configur...

$745K

User Equipment (UE) Cognitive Functions

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF093-154
Budget: 02/07/11 - 05/02/13
PI: John Carlson

Echo Ridge and partner Argon ST, propose to validate the performance improvements of GPS UE, enabled by the addition of cognitive functionality, with respect to user interfacing, PVT accuracy, TTFF latency, jamming/spoofing resistance and power consumption efficiency. This will be accomplished through lab and field testing of a full functional...

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