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Concurrent Multi-net Link-16 Digital-RF Receiver

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92601
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-090-0194
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Rd. #141 Elmsford, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Concurrent Multi-net Link-16 Digital-RF Receiver
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N66001-09-M-1029
Award Amount: $69,928.00
 

Abstract:

HYPRES proposes an innovative solution to Navy's need for concurrent multi-netting in a single receiver. Our approach involves direct digitization of the entire wideband (960-1215 MHz) RF signal followed by distribution of digital copies among multiple independent, parallel processing chains. This digital-RF approach ensures scalability to multiple nets with no loss of signal power and fidelity, while eliminating expensive analog components such as fast hopping synthesizers. In collaboration with ViaSat, a prime contractor for Link-16 terminals, we recently demonstrated the power of digital-RF technology with a two-net dehopping receiver prototype with ONR Discovery and Invention funding. During that program, we discovered a signal processing technique, which is ideally suited for direct demodulation of the Link-16 waveform, and presents a unique opportunity to significantly condense back-end processing hardware. Building on this strong foundation, we propose to perform digital demodulation of multiple hopnets. Our goal is to demonstrate scaling to (1) 4 simultaneous hop-nets, (2) greater than 10 simultaneous hop-nets, and finally, receive all the nets all the time. We propose to build and deliver the first prototype hardware in Phase I, and demonstrate Link-16 demodulation with the new digital-RF cross-correlation algorithm; scaling to full capability will happen in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research and Developme
9145921190
gupta@hypres.com

Business Contact:

Edward Kulinski
Chief Financial Officer
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