Electronic Battle Damage Indicator (eBDI)
Navy SBIR FY2018.1


Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-075
Topic Title: Electronic Battle Damage Indicator (eBDI)
Proposal No.: N181-075-1050
Firm: Nokomis, Inc
310 5th St.
Charleroi, Pennsylvania 15022
Contact: John Willits
Phone: (724) 483-3946
Web Site: http://www.nokomisinc.com
Abstract: High-Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) systems effectively engage electronic systems in mission scenarios, debilitating or disrupting critical functionality. However, the results of using a HPRF weapon are not easily ascertained through conventional battle damage assessment. Nokomis will demonstrate that its uniquely capable Hiawatha sensor can discover and classify electronic targets and monitor the condition of targets both before and after an HPRF strike. This Electronic Battle Damage Indication (eBDI) effort, seeks to leverage Nokomisâ?Ts advances in intended and unintended emission sensing to demonstrate real-time battle damage assessment from HPRF engagement. The eBDI system will be based on Nokomisâ?T ultra-sensitive Radio Frequency (RF) to measure real-time changes in intended and unintended emissions signatures to actively monitor the overall state of electronic targets, while satisfying extremely low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) requirements.
Benefits: The proposed technology uniquely assesses battle damage from HPRF in real-time, providing a vital need on the battlefield. The focus of commercialization efforts made by Nokomis for technology transition is integration in Navy command and control platforms. The eBDI system provides a holistic approach to device readiness, which assesses the overall state of target electronics as well as functionality. The focus of commercialization efforts made by Nokomis for technology transition is integration into Navy and other DoD weapons platforms. Successful transition of eBDI technology will enable rapid detection of electronic targets and active monitoring of the state of those electronics providing valuable real-time feedback to the operator of a HPRF system.

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