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Company Information:

Company Name: Echo Ridge, LLC
City: Sterling
State: VA
Zip+4: 20164-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (571) 748-4892

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,813,404.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,198,924.00 6

Award List:

Remote-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Detection Identification and Classification Algorithms (RADICAL)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Beck, Director Signal Processing Systems
Award Amount: $96,440.00
Abstract:
We propose to design and evaluate the performance of a passive layered sensor network capable of detecting, identifying, geolocating and determining intent for RF emitters capable of detonating an explosive device in an area of interest. The sensor network operation will include dynamic node… More

Indoor Mapping and Geolocation Using Signals of Opportunity and Cooperative SLAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Principal
Award Amount: $99,850.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge and partner Argon ST, propose to simulate and characterize the performance of a navigation solution that combines state-of-the-art advances in Signals of Opportunity (SoOP) based navigation with SLAM techniques. The team will apply a novel approach of utilizing heterogeneous SoOPs that… More

Cognitive Radio Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Manager Signal Processing Systems
Award Amount: $98,412.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge proposes to conduct gap filling R&D in this crowded research field, all directed towards increasing CR functionality and performance, primary user interference minimization, and ease/realism of testing. PHY research to enable joint communications/radar/ jamming functionality in a CR will… More

User Equipment (UE) Cognitive Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joseph Kennedy, President
Award Amount: $99,413.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge and partner Argon ST, propose to apply cognitive radio technology (CRT) to MGUE to improved performance including with respect to PNT estimation, TTFF reduction, jamming/spoofing resistance and power consumption efficiency. Our approach follows the process used on prior projects where we… More

Virtual RF Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge and partner Comsearch, propose to develop a system design for a practical, realistic and verifiable Virtual RF Environment (VRE), including simulation and prototyping of key technical facets to reduce risk. Our vision for the end state of the research is the availability of a productized… More

GPS and Command Link Assured Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 470-7885
Award Amount: $99,699.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge proposes to develop a comprehensive realtime emulator capable of synthesizing a wide variety of waveforms such as GPS, interferers, and other GNSS signal classes. The system would create an arbitrary number of coherent wavefront RF output channels, synthesize atmospheric and terrain… More

Unknown Wireless Network Discovery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 470-7885
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
The end goal for this research is the delivery of a software application capable of detecting and characterizing non-cooperative hidden nodes (NHN) which can be installed and operated on military and commercial communications equipment. The research effort will define and study the threat, define… More

User Equipment (UE) Cognitive Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 470-7885
Award Amount: $745,189.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge and partner Argon ST, propose to validate the performance improvements of GPS UE, enabled by the addition of cognitive functionality, with respect to user interfacing, PVT accuracy, TTFF latency, jamming/spoofing resistance and power consumption efficiency. This will be accomplished… More

Virtual RF Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technology Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $455,931.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge and partner Comsearch, propose to design, build, test, demonstrate and validate a prototype DYnamic Spectrum Environment Emulator (DYSE), which provides a Virtual RF Environment (VRE) for RF system testing. Our vision for the end state of the effort is the availability of a productized… More

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 348-3167
Award Amount: $149,902.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge proposes to design and evaluate GNSS processing algorithms designed to provide high accuracy and spoofing robustness (information assurance (IA)) by exploiting diversity in radio navigation signals (frequency, location, bandwidth, format). We will extend on-going work in the… More

Quantitative assessments leveraging effects based analysis for degraded PNT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 348-3167
Award Amount: $149,941.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge together with George Mason University proposes to develop a hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) test asset capable of efficiently and automatically testing the effects of degraded position, navigation and timing (PNT) on host systems. The key innovation to this research is the… More

GPS Enhanced Dynamic Spectrum Access

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 348-3167
Award Amount: $149,944.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Wright State University (WSU) propose to develop and evaluate novel performance enhancing signal processing algorithms enabled by dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based cognitive radio (CR) and GPS navigation functionality operating on a common software defined radio… More

Improved Radio Frequency (RF) Modeling for Correlated Environment Communication System Simulators with Sensor Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 348-3167
Award Amount: $149,932.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge proposes to develop real time RF modeling for a communications system simulator capable of accurately emulating the RF environments. The proposed simulator will increase the realism of the flight simulator by emulating the channel characteristics between intentional and unintentional RF… More

Clean Electromagnetic Environment (EME) Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge proposes to develop and evaluate an Intermodulation (IM) Minimization Applique (IMA) to operate in conjunction with EPG's electromagnetic environment (EME) generation systems. The IMA provides a menu of IM reduction tools spanning simple and low cost software approaches to advanced… More

Quantitative assessments leveraging effects based analysis for degraded PNT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $749,842.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and George Mason University propose to mature, enhance and further demonstrate the PNT equipment hardware in the loop (HiTL) test asset successfully prototyped in Phase I. The risk reduction prototyping accomplished in Phase I illustrated how efficient and automatic testing of… More

GPS Enhanced Dynamic Spectrum Access

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Wright State University (WSU) propose to prototype and evaluate the Phase I-developed novel performance enhancing signal processing algorithms enabled by dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based cognitive radio (CR) and GPS navigation functionality operating on a common… More

Improved Radio Frequency (RF) Modeling for Correlated Environment Communication System Simulators with Sensor Simulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $749,838.00
Abstract:
Echo Ridge and partner Rockwell Collins propose to mature, enhance and further demonstrate the out the window (OTW)-synchronized RF environment emulator technology prototyped and demonstrated in Phase I. The Phase II design and development activities will result in a deliverable prototype system… More

SBIR Phase I: Efficient Testing Methodologies for Adaptive Radios

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: John Carlson
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will perform research toward developing new behavior characterization methodologies that allow adaptive/cognitive radios to be rapidly introduced into the market improving spectrum utilization and therefore broadband access for all.… More

Joint Processing of Multi-band Signals with Information Assurance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technical Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $748,194.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge proposes to prototype and evaluate GNSS processing algorithms designed to provide high accuracy and spoofing robustness (information assurance (IA)) by exploiting diversity in radio navigation signals (frequency, location, bandwidth, format) using new signal processing… More

Secure Time delivery Military GPS receivers in challenged RF environments using existing wireless infrasructure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technology Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $149,970.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and partner Rockwell Collins propose to quantify and demonstrate the value of existing tactical and commercial wireless communications signals in providing time aiding to MGUE. The primary results of the Phase I effort will be a comprehensive trade space analysis, off-air… More

Improved AFSCN FCT Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Carlson, Chief Technology Officer – (703) 437-0404
Award Amount: $149,983.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Echo Ridge and team partner AirIn Technologies propose to develop an innovative, low-cost satellite testing system which provides functionality of the TSTR and RBC TSTR electronics and is compatible with the AFSCN. The system will feature state of the art COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf)… More