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Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
36438
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36438
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: 1997
Title: Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,994.00
 

Abstract:

Q-Dot proposes to develop a wideband digital radar receiver outputting multiple simultaneous channels with 10 MHz bandwidth and 80 dB of spurious free dynamic range each. Q-Dot is teaming with Raytheon Electronics Systems to ensure the successful design of the Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver which meets the advanced specifications of Naval Research Labs' Future Surveillance Radar (FSR). The Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver architecture directly samples a wideband signal centered at 1.3 GHz using a bandpass delta-sigma modulation scheme. The one-bit modulator output is innovatively used to simplify channelization and downconversion. Much of the Phase I development is focused on the channelizers' high-speed digital local oscillator and highly oversampled decimation filtering architectures. In Phase II, the architecture will be implemented on several integrated circuits in an advanced SiGe HBT/CMOS process and packaged in a large multichip module (MCM). In conjunction with Raytheon, the Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver MCMwill be integrated with an existing system for performance evaluation and comparison with other receivers. Upon successful completion of Phase II, the Delta-Sigma Radar Receiver will be completed during Phase III for full integration with the FSR.

Principal Investigator:

Marc Morin
7195901112

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