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HIGH-INSTANTANEOUS-DATA-RATE, BURST-SIGNAL RECEIVER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12066
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12066
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: 1990
Title: HIGH-INSTANTANEOUS-DATA-RATE, BURST-SIGNAL RECEIVER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,954.00
 

Abstract:

AN INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE WILL BE INVESTIGATED TO ACQUIRE AND DIGITIZE A PACKET OF HIGH-DATA-RATE BURST INFORMATION. IN THIS CONCEPT, A CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE (CCD) SAMPLES THE RECEIVED SIGNAL AND DETECTS THE UNIQUE SYNCHRONIZATION WORD.UPON UNIQUE-WORD DETECTION, THE TIMING OF THE DATA BURST IS DETERMINED, AND THE CCD DEVICE TEMPORARILY STORES THE BURST-SIGNAL SAMPLES. THESE SIGNAL SAMLES ARE THEN OUTPUT AT A SLOWER RATE COMPATIBLE WITH A MICROPROCESSOR, SIGNAL PROCESSOR, OR OTHER LOW-DATA-RATE DEMODULATOR. THIS DEVICE PROMISES TO GREATLY SIMPLIFY THE CIRCUITRY OF TIME-DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) AND OTHER BURST-DATA DEMODULATORS FORGOVERNMENTAL AND COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS. IT CAN BE USED IN A TDMA RECEIVER TO ACHIEVE A LOW COMPLEXITY WITH A LOW AVERAGE DATA RATE AND VERY HIGH INSTANTANEOUS DATA RATE, E.G., 1500 MEGABITS PER SECOND. THIS EFFORT COULD BE THE BASIS FOR APPLICATIONS IN TDMA LOW-COST GROUND TERMINALS, HIGH-CAPACITY TDMA RECEIVERS, RANDOM-ACCESS PACKET RECEIVERS, AND OTHER BURST SIGNAL SYSTEMS. THE APPROACH ALLOWS VERY SMALL, LOW-POWER, BURST-MODULATION,MULTIPLE-ACCESS TERMINALS, E.G. HAND-HELD OR SINGLE BOARD DEMODULATORS.

Principal Investigator:

David E. Reed
Senior Engineer
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Business Contact:

Thomas e. linnenbrin
PRESIDENT
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-dot, Inc.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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