Spatial Link Analysis for Airborne Platforms

Under a Phase I Navy SBIR, Barron Associates, Inc., is developing the Spatial Link Analysis for Airborne Platforms (SLAAP) software tool, which will address the myriad facets of a complex electromagnetic modeling problem. This comprehensive RF propagation modeling tool will exploit three-dimensional antenna patterns, complete platform location and orientation specification, and high resolution terrain data to model air-to-ground, air-to-air, and air-to-satellite links over a wide range of RF frequencies. The robust tool will completely define the 3-D RF environment and perform multiple types of spatial availability analysis, while facilitating use by individuals that do not possess a deep knowledge of RF propagation theory.