Underlay Communications with Wide SINR Range
ID: A24B-T013Type: Phase I
Overview

Topic

Underlay Communications with Wide SINR Range

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: STTRPhase: Phase IYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open May 15, 2024 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program. The specific topic of the solicitation is "Underlay Communications with Wide SINR Range" and is under the branch of the Army. The objective of this topic is to utilize Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA) to achieve high levels of interference suppression for tactical communications that support underlay wireless communications for military networks. The technology solution should be a physical layer design that supports tactically relevant bandwidths and should be a single-antenna transmitter with a single or multiple antenna receiver. The maximum number of receive antennas is four. The Phase I feasibility study should outline the theory of operation, describe relevant signal processing algorithms, any limiting factors, and simulation results. The algorithm should allow the underlay communications signal to maintain a Symbol Error Rate (SER)/Bit Error Rate (BER) performance with interference degradation no more than a factor of six compared to no interference at the same Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR). The Phase II should deliver a functioning underlay link physical layer prototype implemented on a widely used software-defined radio (SDR) platform. The Phase III should deliver a real-time implementation of the algorithm using hardware acceleration if necessary. The algorithm should allow the underlay communications signal to maintain an SER/BER performance with interference degradation no more than a factor of five compared to no interference at the same SNR. The solicitation is currently open, with a close date of June 12, 2024. For more information and to submit proposals, visit the DOD SBIR/STTR Opportunities website.

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