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A FULL-BANDWIDTH DIRECT PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6296
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6296
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A FULL-BANDWIDTH DIRECT PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,994.00
 

Abstract:

A UNIQUE, DIRECT PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER WILL BE DESIGNED AND DEMONSTRATED. IN GENERAL, SIGNAL CONDITIONING FOR TURBINE FLOW METERS AND TACHOMETERS COMMONLY EMPLOY SIGNAL CONVERSIONS TO OBTAIN A DATA FORMAT SUITABLE FOR DIGITAL RECORDING. THE PULSE OUTPUT OF THE TRANSDUCER IS FIRST CONVERTED TO AN ANALOG SIGNAL WHICH THEN UNDERGOES AN ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION. THESE CONVERSIONS INTRODUCE ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT ERRORS WHICH COULD BE ELIMINATED IF A DIRECT, ONE-STEP PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION WERE USED. IN ADDITION, THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE MAINTAINS THE FULL BANDWIDTH OF THE TRANSDUCER. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT BREADBOARD WILL BE BUILT TO DEMONSTRATE THE PERFORMANCE OF A SINGLE CHANNEL OF THE REQUIRED 30-CHANNEL SYSTEM. THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF THE FULL, 30-CHANNEL SYSTEM WILL BE COMPLETED, AND A PLAN WILL BE STRUCTURED TO DEVELOP IT.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas e linnenbrink
3035901112

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-dot Inc
1069 Elkton Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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