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A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF AN UNDERWATER DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8873
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8873
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mikros Systems Corporation
707 Alexander Road, Building 2, Suite 208 Enter your address line 1 here Princeton, NJ 08540-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF AN UNDERWATER DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $547,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PAPER PRESENTS A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A SELF-CONTAINED UNDERWATER DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (UDAS) BASED ON A GENERAL-PURPOSE DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (DSP) ARCHITECTURE. THE PROPOSED ARCHITECTURE USES A HIGH-PERFORMANCE MILITARY STANDARD SINGLE-CHIP MICROPROCESSOR AS A SYSTEM CONTROLLER. WHEREAS EXISTING SYSTEMS USE SPECIAL-PURPOSE HARDWARE DEDICATED TO SIGNAL PROCESSING FUNCTIONS, IN THE PROPOSED APPROACH THIS HARDWARE IS REPLACED BY SOFTWARE WHICH EMBODIED STANDARD DSP ALGORITHMS. THIS APPROACH ALLOWS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECONFIGURABLE UDAS WHICH MAY BE TAILORED TO APPLICATION-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS SIMPLY BY CHANGING THE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE. THE PROPOSED DSP ARCHITECTURE IS BASED ON A DESIGN PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED BY MIKROS FOR USE AS THE CONTROLLER OF A US NAVY LINK-11 DATA TERMINAL. SINCE THE LINK-11 NETWORK USES 16 AUDIO TONES TO MODULATE AN RF CARRIER, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A SIMILAR CONTROLLER DESIGN CAN BE USED TO PROVIDE A GENERAL-PURPOSE UDAS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL DEFINE THE APPLICATION INTERFACES AND ALGORITHMS, INVESTIGATE THE APPLICABILITY OF THE EXISTING DESIGN, ASSESS PACKAGING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS, AND PRESENT A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A COMPACT LOW-POWER RECONFIGURABLE UDAS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Joseph R Burns
6098900440

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mikros Systems Corp.
3828 Quakerbridge Rd Mercerville, NJ 08619

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