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Company Information:

Company Name: Delcross Technologies, LLC
City: Champaign
State: IL
Zip+4: 61820-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (217) 363-3396

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,859,740.00 16
SBIR Phase II $11,375,711.00 16
STTR Phase I $169,999.00 2

Award List:

Time-Domain BLT Solver for Electromagnetic Coupling to Cables and Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Matthew C. Miller, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop time-domain electromagnetic coupling effects software based on the MTL formulation for analyzing UWB radio frequency (RF) signal effects on electronics located inside semi-enclosed cavities, such as personal computers, buildings, vehicles and aircraft. The time-domain MTL… More

Antenna to Antenna Coupling and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Tool for Air Platforms.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew C. Miller, President/Research Scientist
Award Amount: $149,893.00
Abstract:
One of the most important problems encountered in an electromagnetic environment is that of providing compatibility between radiating and receiving RF equipment within the environment. This problem is a type of EMI and the goal of RF system designers and analysts is to achieve EMC where no… More

RF Sensor Performance in Electrically Large, Complex Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $149,847.00
Abstract:
Modern military and commercial aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas serving a multitude of functions. Typically, the designed free space performance of antennas is degraded by their installation on the airframe. Also, the presence of many RF systems in a small region creates… More

Time-Domain BLT Solver for Electromagnetic Coupling to Cables and Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,952.00
Abstract:
A engineering software product is proposed with unprecedented capabilities for rigorously predicting electromagnetic coupling to networks of multi-conductor transmission lines and nonlinear circuits located in realistic enclosures (e.g., circuit board cabinets, buildings, vehicles). Simultaneous… More

Design and Optimization of Radar Systems to Assist Rotorcraft Piloting in Adverse Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bob Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Rotorcraft are increasingly turning toward high-resolution Ka- through W-band radar sensors that can image terrain and obstructions but also see through the particulates that confound infrared and optical sensors, such as sand, ocean spray, and fog. As with any onboard sensor, designers must… More

Improved Analysis Techniques for Prediction of Avionics Electromagnetic Interference and Vulnerability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred German, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Physics-based modeling and simulation tools for predicting electromagnetic interference (EMI) and vulnerability (EMV) between RF systems are playing an increasingly important role in system level performance predictions. In order to accurately capture all of the complexity associated with RF systems… More

Stochastic Characterization of Naval Aircraft Electromagnetic Vulnerability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: THE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Eric Michielssen
Abstract:
We will develop a simulation framework aimed at statistically characterizing EMI in aircraft replete with navigation, communication, and sensing systems subject to excitation and geometric uncertainties. The framework will simulate a carefully chosen set of deterministic coupling scenarios (i.e.,… More

Weapon System Performance in Complex Radio Frequency (RF) Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Courtney, Senior Software Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Many highly accurate electromagnetic solvers have been developed based on a variety of full-wave and asymptotic algorithms. The tools provide cost effective insight into electromagnetic phenomena and allow analysts to perform trade studies while reducing expensive measurements. By itself, a… More

Automated Characterization of Communications, Electronic Attack, Radar, and Navigation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller, President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most important problems encountered in an electromagnetic environment is that of providing compatibility between radiating and receiving RF equipment within the environment. This problem is a type of electromagnetic interference and the goal of RF system designers and analysts is to… More

Antenna to Antenna Coupling and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Tool for Air Platforms.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred German, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $745,555.00
Abstract:
One of the most important problems encountered in an electromagnetic environment is that of providing compatibility between radiating and receiving RF equipment within the environment. This problem is a type of EMI and the goal of RF system designers and analysts is to achieve EMC where no… More

RF Sensor Performance in Electrically Large, Complex Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert A. Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
Modern aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas of diverse types. The designed performance of antennas is typically degraded by their installation on the airframe. Also, the presence of many RF systems in a small region creates enormous opportunity for undesired interference via… More

Design and Optimization of Radar Systems to Assist Rotorcraft Piloting in Adverse Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $500,027.00
Abstract:
Rotorcraft are increasingly turning toward high-resolution Ka- through W-band radar sensors that can image terrain and obstructions but also see through the particulates that confound infrared and optical sensors, such as sand, ocean spray, and fog. As with any onboard sensor, designers must… More

Advanced Computational Methods for Study of Electromagnetic Compatibility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: Eric Michielssen
Abstract:
Aircraft often are subject to externally generated electromagnetic interference (EMI) comprising high intensity radiated fields of strengths in excess of 1000 V/m generated by radars operating at 400 MHz and above. They also are subject to generally less intense fields produced by internal sources… More

RF Sensor Performance in Electrically Large, Complex Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $455,544.00
Abstract:
Modern aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas of diverse types. The designed performance of antennas is typically degraded by their installation on the airframe. Also, the presence of many RF systems in a small region creates enormous opportunity for undesired interference via… More

Automated Characterization of Communications, Electronic Attack, Radar, and Navigation Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller, President
Award Amount: $501,982.00
Abstract:
Delcross Technologies proposes to develop an automated measurement system (AMS) that will characterize the spectral profile of transmitters and receivers while minimizing manual labor. Modern RF systems can utilize thousands of channels, which makes a manual measurement system impractical for… More

Improved Analysis Techniques for Prediction of Avionics Electromagnetic Interference and Vulnerability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred German, Sr. Scientist
Award Amount: $493,683.00
Abstract:
Physics-based modeling and simulation tools for predicting electromagnetic interference (EMI) and vulnerability (EMV) between RF systems are playing an increasingly important role in system level performance predictions. In order to accurately capture all of the complexity associated with RF systems… More

Antenna Placement Optimization on Large, Airborne, Naval Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Courtney, Senior Software Engineer
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Modern naval aircraft can be large in dimensions and may carry a large number of antennas. For many of these systems, the surface area of the platform is in the tens of thousands of square wavelengths. In this case, the use of full-wave solvers to assess the on-platform performance of an antenna or… More

Simplified Topside Design and Assessment Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Miller, President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The RCS of a ship is a key parameter for determining the range at which such ships can be detected and targeted by enemy forces. During the development of a new ship, the Navy spends a great deal of time studying the RCS for a wide variety of configurations. Navy engineers and analysts need to be… More

Innovative improvements to High-Frequency Simulation Methods for Installed Antenna Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 431-7413
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Delcross proposes to systematically validate the Savant and Savant-Hybrid solvers for a wide variety of problems. When shortcomings in existing methods are identified, they will be investigated and revised as necessary to provide good comparison with benchmark solutions. Our approach will first… More

Radio Frequency (RF) System Performance and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) in Dynamic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 431-7413
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Modern military and commercial aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas. The designed freestanding performance of antennas is typically degraded by their platform installation. Also, the cositing of many RF systems in a small region creates enormous opportunity for inter-system… More

Antenna Placement Optimization on Large, Airborne, Naval Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Tod Courtney, Senior Software Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $468,787.00
Abstract:
Modern naval aircraft can be large in dimensions and may carry a large number of antennas. For many of these systems, the surface area of the platform is in the tens of thousands of square wavelengths. In this case, the use of full-wave solvers to assess the on-platform performance of an antenna or… More

Innovative improvements to High-Frequency Simulation Methods for Installed Antenna Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 873-1101
Award Amount: $999,584.00
Abstract:
Delcross proposes to systematically validate the Savant and Savant-Hybrid ray tracing solvers for a wide variety of installed antenna configurations, including far-field patterns, near-field distributions, and antenna-to-antenna coupling. Reference benchmarks will be developed from full-wave… More

Radio Frequency (RF) System Performance and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) in Dynamic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Duane Setterdahl, Senior Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $749,968.00
Abstract:
For manned and unmanned vehicles in current military operating environments, many adversary and civilian platforms exist that can be considered non-traditional, unconventional, or otherwise unaccounted for in the design of these vehicles. These unconventional and nontraditional aircraft, ship, and… More

Cosite Interference Prediction and Mitigation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fred German, Senior Scientist – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Modeling and simulation tools fill a critical role in system integration by allowing engineers to predict potential EMI problems and explore solutions prior to fielding of the platform. While providing a powerful and necessary capability, the use of these simulation tools is often hindered by the… More

Radar Signature Tools for Small Boats in Dynamic Sea Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Duane Setterdahl, Senior Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Modern marine radar systems can provide detection and tracking of various sizes of ships, and progress in signal processing has allowed for the detection of some smaller and faster targets, largely due to the wake generated by the boats movement through the water. However, detection of small boats… More

Design and Optimization of Radar Systems to Assist Rotorcraft Piloting in Adverse Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 873-1101
Award Amount: $1,499,938.00
Abstract:
Understanding the installed performance of antennas and optimizing their placement on platforms is critical to achieving the expected operational performance of the RF systems they support. Installing antennas on aircraft degrades their performance relative to freestanding conditions in terms of… More

Rapid and Accurate High-Resolution Radar Signature Prediction of Sea Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 873-1101
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Radar signatures of small boats and ships are inherently complex due to their myriad topside features: railings, antennas, masts, ladders, armaments, pilot stations, outboard engines, storage bins, etc. In boats, the use of fiberglass and other radar-penetrable materials for hulls and decks further… More

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration for Cosite Interference Prediction Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Courtney, Senior Software Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens of RF systems… More

Radar Signature Tools for Small Boats in Dynamic Sea Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Duane Setterdahl, Senior Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $749,990.00
Abstract:
Modern marine radar systems can provide detection and tracking of various sizes of ships, and progress in signal processing has allowed for the detection of some smaller and faster targets, largely due to the wake generated by the boats. However, detection of small boats still remains a very… More

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 873-1101
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Our team proposes to expand the capabilities of an existing software tool so that is capable of producing CAD models and associated configuration information for representative antenna designs given the type of information that can be found on a vendor's specification sheet. The user will… More

Cosite Interference Prediction and Mitigation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fred German, Senior Scientist – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $749,867.00
Abstract:
Modeling and simulation tools fill a critical role in system integration by allowing engineers to predict potential EMI problems and explore solutions prior to fielding of the platform. While providing a powerful and necessary capability, the use of these simulation tools is often hindered by the… More

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Matthew Young, Electrical Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
Modern military and commercial aircraft include numerous RF systems and associated antennas serving a multitude of functions. The designed free-space performance of these antennas can be degraded by their installation on the airframe due to interactions with the platform, and the co-siting of so… More

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration for Cosite Interference Prediction Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Tod Courtney, Senior Software Engineer – (217) 363-3396
Award Amount: $576,786.00
Abstract:
Modern military systems contain numerous avionics and electronic systems that must perform to very high standards in hostile environments in the presence of numerous potential sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). On airborne platforms for example, there could be dozens of RF systems… More

Rapid and Accurate High-Resolution Radar Signature Prediction of Sea Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Kipp, Chief Scientist – (312) 873-1101
Award Amount: $634,152.00
Abstract:
Radar signatures of small boats and ships are inherently complex due to their myriad topside features: railings, antennas, masts, ladders, armaments, pilot stations, outboard engines, storage bins, etc. In boats, the use of fiberglass and other radar-penetrable materials for hulls and decks further… More