JTRS-Compliant LCS UV Waveform
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-035
Topic Title: JTRS-Compliant LCS UV Waveform
Proposal No.: N141-035-0006
Firm: TrellisWare Technologies, Inc.
16516 Via Esprillo
Suite 300
San Diego, California 92127-1708
Contact: Ryan McCourt
Phone: (858) 753-1679
Web Site: www.trellisware.com
Abstract: The Navy's focus continues a decade-long shift from blue water to green water operations. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a key component of this new focus, providing a flexible platform which can be configured to fulfil a wide variety of roles, including anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and special operations support. Several of these roles require the LCS to remotely operate unmanned vehicles. No currently available radio system is capable of supporting the LCS and UVs in their mission. In this program, TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. will leverage its deep experience with anti-jam (A/J) waveform design - as well the MIDS JTRS terminal - to design, prototype, and demonstrate a next-generation, highly-robust A/J waveform that will operate on a MIDS JTRS-compatible module. At the end of the Phase I Base program, we will demonstrate the concept waveform in the final MIDS JTRS compatible hardware form-factor in a realistic jamming environment.
Benefits: Wideband A/J waveforms have applications in police, civil defense, search and rescue, and industrial use wherever critical communications can be intentionally or inadvertently interfered with. For example, the threat of interference with wireless networks shutting down the port, whether intentional or unintentional, poses a very costly risk to critical national infrastructure. In such applications, the additional cost -˙in terms of bandwidth and dollars -˙associated with providing A/J is easily justified. Since the waveform developed in this program will be targeted to a software defined radio platform, it could be readily applied to such civilian applications.