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Proposal Number: FY18.1-H-SB018.1-003-0008-I
Proposal Title: Forensiq: Flexible RF Interference Detection in the Palm of your Hand
Topic Number: H-SB018.1-003
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Device to Detect Interference of Communications Systems
Organization: Epiq Solutions
Address: 165 Commerce Dr.
Suite 204
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5331  
Abstract: With the ever-increasing availability of commercial jamming equipment, the risk to public safety communications has never been higher. While public safety has operational backup plans for communications, jamming has proven problematic to detect in the field. The purpose of this project is to solve this critical problem of detection and characterization simply and seamlessly, for the first responder, the incident commander, and the system operator. In this project, Epiq Solutions will develop technology based on its miniaturized unique and commercially successful software defined radio (SDR) in conjunction with network detection and decoding capabilities. The key innovations made during the execution of this project are: the development of an effective detection algorithm for RF jamming waveforms of interest, the prototype development of a small, unobtrusive, power-optimized RF interference detection sensor leveraging Epiq Solutions' existing efforts in small form factor SDR, and the development of a sensor network architecture to support geolocation of RF jamming signals of interest via distributed sensors. Today public safety has few options to detect jamming, spoofing, and denial-of-service in its RF communications. The development of a small, unobtrusive detection tool provides a broad use case and will greatly reduce the risk to public safety in critical situations.
Award/Contract Number: 70RSAT18C00000020
Period of Performance: 05/02/2018 - 11/01/2018
Award/Contract Value: $149,927.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $149,927.00