Automated Generation of Electronic Warfare Libraries
Navy SBIR FY2013.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2013.1
Topic No.: N131-036
Topic Title: Automated Generation of Electronic Warfare Libraries
Proposal No.: N131-036-0540
Firm: Research Associates of Syracuse
111 Dart Circle
Rome, New York 13441
Contact: Brian Moore
Phone: (315) 339-4800
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Abstract: This SBIR develops technologies to automate the creation of Electronic Warfare (EW) emitter libraries to correctly identify threat (and other) signals of interest. In this effort RAS will show how to automate the use of the national databases to extract data and manipulate it into a form suitable for automating the generation of Mission Data or Emitter ID tables needed in operational EW systems to quickly identify the threat. Important to this are algorithms to determine ambiguities and then eliminate them based on additional criteria from ELINT data bases and other available data bases such as Orders of battle, Operational ELINT and SEI databases. The approach leverages RAS extensive expertise gained from EWIR / KILTING and CED database development, analysis and applications and our development of several generations of emitter parameter measurement algorithms to extract conventional pulse parameters (RF, PW, PRI), RF and PRF agility parameters, intentional modulations on pulse and scan patterns. Approaches are assessed and selected for PHASE II software development and demonstration within the SEWIP Block II architecture. During and after Phase II, RAS will work with SEWIP Block II prime Lockheed Martin and the government to define, install and demonstrate the technology on a suitable test-bed.
Benefits: Key benefits: 1) Data based on selected EW system with respect to types and ranges of measurements, accuracy and processing capabilities is automatically extracted from seminal databases CED and EWIR 2) This data is automatically analyzed for ambiguities 3) Unambiguous data automatically populates the Mission Data Table 4) Ambiguous data is automatically analyzed 5) Data is "colorized" by the particular receiver measurement accuracy and added to the Mission Data Table 6) Reduction of manpower, improved accuracy and faster updating for EW Libraries The primary military application to be initially addressed is the NAVSEA Surface EW Improvement Program ALQ-32 (V6 - SEWIP Block II). Other NAVY candidate applications have been identified. One leading example is the PMS-435 AN/BLQ-10 (V) EW Modernization for both Virginia and Ohio class submarines (Next Generation ES system). Algorithms from this SBIR would have application in future Block IV and V upgrades and would be integrated with those developed on a related SBIR topic for multi-algorithm unique emitter ID. RAS will explore, with the COTR, applications to these programs as well as others recommended by the government to transition Phase II technology into a Phase III The automatic EW library generation algorithm concepts developed have numerous military and commercial applications. They can be employed in a wide variety of ES, ELINT and SIGINT operational strategic and tactical applications and missions where lower quality, noisier and less precise measured data is compared to a highly structured formatted high quality data base. These will be explored in more detail in Phase I and Phase II. The algorithms have applications for ESM. However a possibly more important commercial use is the application of innovative techniques for making decisions when decisions must be made from multiple sources e.g. assessed values vs. measured values (EWIR vs CED) and corrupted or contradictory data.