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High Frequency Bandpass ADC Technology for Digitization at Ka/EHF-Band RF

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73633
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-133-2544
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523-1109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High Frequency Bandpass ADC Technology for Digitization at Ka/EHF-Band RF
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-K010
Award Amount: $119,838.00
 

Abstract:

HYPRES proposes to develop a novel superconducting delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for use in a military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) receiver. This ADC will directly digitize a 20 GHz microwave signal with a bandwidth of 1 GHz, using ultrafast rapid-single-flux-quantum (RSFQ) Josephson junction technology, with a sampling rate above 80 GHz, which is far beyond the current state-of-the-art in any technology. Such an ADC provides the core of a software-defined radio (SDR) receiver, permitting the replacement of multiple analog mixers, filters, and amplifiers with digital counterparts. In addition to reducing the number of discrete components, the superconducting receiver reduces the system noise temperature, thus increasing the G/T factor and improving the overall communications link. This project complements and leverages other HYPRES development projects for DoD involving digital receivers at lower frequencies, including similar bandpass ADCs centered at 1 GHz, 5 GHz, and 7.5 GHz.

Principal Investigator:

Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research & Development
9145921190
gupta@hypres.com

Business Contact:

Edward M. Kulinski
VP Finance & Administration
9145921190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HYPRES., INC.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523

EIN/Tax ID: 133170343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No