The Electronic Warfare (EW) program's goal is to control the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) by exploiting, deceiving, or denying enemy use of the spectrum while ensuring its use by friendly forces.
Research Concentration Areas
Research Efforts provide Navy and Marine Corps with:
- Improved threat warning systems
- Electronic warfare support (ES)
- Decoys and countermeasures against weapon tracking and guidance systems
- Electronic attack (EA) against adversary command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
- Electronic protection (EP) of our own weapons and C4ISR from intentional and unintentional interference
Research Challenges and Opportunities
- Compact, efficient, multi-spectral EO/IR sources and systems, with a focus on reduced size, weight, power and cost of steering technology including non-mechanical beam steering.
- Compact and efficient EW antennas covering HF to VHF (3-300 MHz), with a focus on technologies that reduce the size and weight constraints of current antenna systems.
- W-band millimeter wave high-power transmitters - develop technology to deny or deceive sensors or weapons guidance systems operating in the millimeter wave band.
- Counter intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). Explore truly innovative EW concepts which can counter emerging ISR sensor threats.
- Advanced signal processing circuits and algorithms to address complex emitters with reduced size, weight and power over conventional computational approaches.
Type of Funding Available
- Applied Research
- Advanced Technology Development
Program Contact Information
Submit white papers, QUAD charts and full proposals for contracts to this email address: ONR Code 31 Research Submissions
Follow instructions within BAA for submission of grant proposals to grants.gov website.