Azure's focus is on developing and transitioning
   new techniques and capabilities, and
      creating disruptive innovations for our nation.
We develop innovative technology concepts & solutions for extremely challenging problems.

Specialties

  • Advanced Systems Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Signal Processing Algorithms
  • FPGA Signal Processing
  • Miniature Electronics Design
  • Rapid Prototyping and Proof of Concept
  • Beamforming, Direction Finding, Geolocation
  • Interference Cancellation

News

  • August 2013:  Azure Summit is moving! We have outgrown our current office and will be able to accommodate our growing staff in our new office.  Check out our new location at 3050 Chain Bridge Road Suite 600, Fairfax, VA.  Please call when visiting us so we can escort you to our suite as we put finishing touches to our new office.
  • May 2013:  Azure Summit would like to invite you to visit us at SOFIC 2013, Booth 954 on May 14-16 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.  We hope to see you there!
  • June 2012:  Azure Summit invites you to our presentation at the 2012 Navy Opportunity Forum.  We will be presenting "Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments" on Monday, 4 June at 2:45pm - 3:05pm in the Regency A ballroom.  Please stop by our booth, B708, to view and discuss the disruptive technology developed by Azure Summit to enable the US Navy to overcome this extremely difficult technical challenge.
  • 31 May 2012:  Azure Summit Technology is pleased to announce that signal processing, communications, and system engineering expert Dr. Joe Schwarzwalder has joined our team as Senior Scientist, reporting to Chief Scientist, Dr. Mark Sullivan.  Dr. Schwarzwalder will provide research and development guidance on advanced systems architectures, modeling and simulation, and rapid prototype and proof of concept projects.  Dr.Schwarzwalder's knowledge and abilities will be a key asset for Azure Summit Technology clients and further strengthen our ability to create disruptive innovations in SIGINT and EW for our nation.
  • 25 March 2012:  Azure is pleased to announce that we have opened an office in Melbourne, Florida, focusing on the development and manufacturing of Small UAV Geolocation payload electronics.
  • 2 February 2011:  Azure Summit was awarded a subcontract to research and develop advanced Data Fusion algorithms capable of robust in-situ adaptation based on environmental context which utilize information from on-board and off-board sensors to improve situational awareness in a real-time environment.
  • 24 January 2011:  Azure Summit received an award today from the Air Force for a Phase I SBIR proposal titled "Sensor Netowrk Awareness for Rogue Emitters."  The research will include how a sensor network can identify and monitor traffic originating from a rogue network and infer its' topology.
  • 27 December 2010:  Azure Summit was awarded the Phase I Option by the Navy to continue research into EW Parametrics for Improved Emitter Classification and Identification.
  • 12 December 2010:  Azure Summit has been awarded a contract by Commlabs, Inc. to implement an SVD algorithm in C to be run on a Microblaze microcontroller.
  • 15 October 2010: Azure Summit received notice of selection from the Air Force today for our Phase II SBIR proposal titled "Adaptive Control of Digital Channelized Receivers". We are excited to continue to develop new techniques for adaptive flexible channelization of radio spectrum, which apply to both commercial and military applications for emerging cognitive radio and Electronic Warfare (EW).
  • 02 August 2010: Azure Summit has been awarded a SBIR Phase II contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for their proposal entitled "Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging." In this effort, Azure will develop an X-band radar transceiver for next-generation phased-array missile defense radar systems.
  • 27 May 2010: Azure Summit received an award from the Air Foce today for a SBIR Phase II contract to develop prototype SUAV payloads suitable for transition to a WASP SUAV. Prototype Direction Finding (DF)/Geolocation software will also be developed to run on the payload embedded processors so the SUAV can be tracked over time.
  • 11 May 2010: Azure Summit received notice of selection by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) today for our Phase II proposal entitled "Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging". In this two year effort, Azure will develop a reduced size, weight, power, and cost (CSWAP) X-band radar transceiver for next-generation phased-array missile defense radar systems. The Azure DREX module will enable completely software-definable radar waveforms in an extremely wide instantaneous bandwidth, in a CSWAP feasible for scaling to a large MDA phased array.
  • 04 May 2010: Azure Summit received an award today from the Navy for a SBIR Phase II contract to develop and demonstrate interference rejection technology for shipboard Electronic Warfare systems. This two and a half year Phase II, entitled "Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments", will develop hardware and software that enhances the performance of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 2 Upgrade (SEWIP BLK 2), a next-generation electronic warfare system that provides powerful countermeasures protection for small and mid-size ships.
  • 03 February 2010: Azure Summit received an award from the Air Force today for our Phase I SBIR proposal titled "Adaptive Control of Digital Channelized Receivers". This research will develop new techniques for adaptive flexible channelization of radio spectrum, which apply to both commercial and military applications for emerging cognitive radio and Electronic Warfare (EW).
  • 23 December 2009:  Today, Azure Summit was notified that we have been selected for our first SBIR Phase II award, for our proposal on topic AF083-053 for Small UAV Accurate Geolocation and Discrimination".  We are extremely excited at Azure to be moving forward to continue this effort, creating an important new capability to geolocate radio emitters from some of the smallest hand-launched unmanned air vehicles (UAV) such as the WASP.
  • 15 December 2009:  Azure Summit was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract to develop "EW Parametrics for Improved Emitter Classification/Identification" for the U.S. Navy.  In this Phase I effort, Azure Summit Technology, Inc., will develop new algorithms and signal processing techniques that improve upon existing capabilities for emitter classification and identification, particularly under adverse environmental and propagation conditions such as multipath.  This NAVSEA PEO IWS effort will target transition to SEWIP Block 2 and other Navy programs.
  • 4 November 2009:  Azure was notified today that the Navy has elected to exercise the Phase I Option for our recently completed research into mitigation techniques for co-site interference, a significant problem for topside shipboard electronic surveillance.  In this effort we will be planning and beginning work on demonstrating adaptive cancellation techniques by mid-2010, in anticipation of a possible Phase II award to continue this research.
  • 22 October 2009:  Azure was today awarded a subcontract by Black River Systems Company, Inc., of Utica New York, supporting their prime contract award on the Air Force High Band Objective System Study (HBOSS).  HBOSS is a research contract for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), with the intent of developing architectures for future high-band airborne radar systems performing multiple modes using a layered sensing construct.
  • 12 August 2009:  Azure was awarded a Phase I SBIR contract by The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) entitled “Robust Distributed GPS Apertures”.  In this effort, Azure will be developing advanced algorithms and techniques for distributed GPS processing to mitigate interference and jamming, as well as allow navigation in the presence of obscured and multipath-corrupted satellite signals
  • 27 March 2009:  Azure was awarded a Phase I SBIR by the Missile Defense Agency entitled “Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging”.  This work will be monitored by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 20 February 2009:  Azure was awarded a Phase I SBIR by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY, "Small UAV (SUAV) Accurate Geolocation and Discrimination".  In this Phase I effort, Azure Summit will develop a modular and scalable systems concept for SUAV payloads to perform RF Geolocation of broad classes of radar and communications emitters.  In Phase I, we will be selecting Geolocation Algorithms and developing an RF Geolocation payload design concept for the Raven B SUAV.
  • 23 October 2008:  Azure began work on a subcontract supporting the Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD), funded by the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled IED Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.3 S&T Program.  In this effort, Azure is supporting the development of new technologies to defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • 22 September 2008:  Azure was awarded a subcontract supporting the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV), for signal processing analysis and support to the Navy for the Counter Radio-Controlled IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) program.
  • 12 September 2008:  Azure was awarded a NAVSEA Phase I SBIR under DoD SBIR Program Solicitation 08.2 of the topic:  "Processing Signals In High Density Electromagnetic Environments".  This research will develop solutions to co-site interference for radar EW systems such as SEWIP Block 2, and is also applicable to simultaneous transmit and receive applications such as ES and EA in the Navy's InTop and SEWIP Block 3 programs.
  • 1 March 2008:  Azure was awarded a subcontract supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robust Surface Navigation (RSN) program.  In this effort, Azure supported the development, modeling, and simulation of advanced algorithms for precision non-GPS radio navigation in a diffuse multipath propagation environment.
  • 13 February 2008:  Azure was awarded a Phase I SBIR by the Missile Defense Agency to explore concepts to defeat mainbeam jamming of ballistic missile defense radar systems.
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