Broadband for Photonic Receiver
Navy SBIR 2020.1 - Topic N201-001
Navy SBIR/STTR Program Management Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens: January 14, 2020 - Closes: February 26, 2020 (8:00 PM ET)
AREA(S): Battlespace, Electronics, Sensors
PROGRAM: PfM CES, PMIS, Multi-Function Electronic Warfare (MFEW) ACAT IV-M POR
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Offerors are advised foreign nationals proposed to perform on this topic may be
restricted due to the technical data under US Export Control Laws.
Develop an innovative and operationally suitable consolidated (minimized size
and weight) antenna solution for sensing and transmitting broadly across the
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) provides vehicle-mounted Electronic Warfare
Systems (EWS) for geo-locating, direction finding, and countering threats on
the ground and in the air. In order for these systems to be maximally effective
against the breadth of potential threats, they must be able to sense and defeat
a variety of complex threat signals across the electromagnetic spectrum at
Develop concepts for a broadband antenna that can be integrated with a photonic
receiver and vehicle-mounted EWS, and that meets the requirements described
above. Demonstrate the feasibility of the concepts in meeting Marine Corps
needs and establish that the concepts can be developed into a useful product
for the Marine Corps. May establish feasibility through modeling and
simulation. Provide a Phase II development plan with performance goals and key
technical milestones, and that will address technical risk reduction and
includes specification for a prototype.
Develop a scaled prototype integrated with representative receiver(s) that
cover the frequency range for evaluation purposes in an actual or simulated
electromagnetic environment representative of the breadth, volume, and
complexity of an operational electromagnetic environment. Evaluate the
prototype to determine its capability in meeting the performance goals defined
in the Phase II development plan and the Marine Corps requirements for
integration with an electronic warfare system as the front-end anteanna.
Demonstrate system performance through prototype evaluation and modeling or analytical
methods that demonstrate the preprocessing capability with a test case for each
of the three objectives listed in the description above. Use evaluation results
to refine the prototype into an initial design that will meet Marine Corps
requirements. Prepare a Phase III development plan to transition the technology
to Marine Corps use.
DUAL USE APPLICATIONS: Support the Marine Corps in transitioning the technology
for Marine Corps use. Develop a ruggedized broadband antenna for integration
and evaluation to determine its effectiveness in an operationally relevant
environment. Support the Marine Corps for test and validation to certify and
qualify the system for Marine Corps use.
1. 2018 U.S.
Marine Corps Science & Technology Strategic Plan. https://www.onr.navy.mil/-/media/Files/About-ONR/2018-USMC-S-and-T-Strategic-Plan.ashx?la=en&hash=73B2574A13A8EC6AAE60CF4670E05C6F97309B8F
Corps Reference Publication 3-32D.1, Electronic Warfare. United States Marine
Corps. Publication Control Number144 000246 00. 02 May 2016. https://www.marines.mil/Portals/1/Publications/MCRP%203-32D.1%20(Formerly%20MCWP%203-40.5).pdf?ver=2016-08-04-062544-020
Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare
(CREW).” The Official Website of the United States Marine Corps. http://www.candp.marines.mil/Programs/Focus-Area-4-Modernization-Technology/Part-7-Force-Protection/CREW/
Electronic Warfare; Electromagnetic Spectrum; Broadband Antenna; Photonics;
Receive and Transmit; Sensing; Flat Gain Response