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Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for a Universal Flight…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57617
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021MN-2757
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for a Universal Flight Termination System (FTS)(9623)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-03-C-0089
Award Amount: $749,955.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost, Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD). The FTRD will support both four-tone and extended 20-tone RCC 319-99 requirements, plus additional range-specific requirements. To the extent that it is currentlydefined by the RCC Range Safety Group's Task RS-38, the FTRD will also have the flexibility to support the Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS). It will be easy to install and interface to a wide range of munitions. High performance will be attainedat low cost by realizing most of the FTRD as a radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) in SiGe BiCMOS technology. Development cost will be minimized by working with Q-DOT's commercialization partner, The Raymond Engineering Operation of KamanAerospace Corporation (Kaman). Kaman is currently developing a Flight Termination Safe and Arm (FTSA) for Joint Advanced Missile Instrumentation FTS. Together, the programmable FTRD and the FTSA form the core of a single-unit FTS.In Phase I, the FTRD was conceptually designed to accommodate a broad range of munitions and range-specific requirements. The RFIC will be designed and fabricated in Phase II. Kaman has committed to fund a concurrent Phase III effort to integrate theRFIC with other components to produce a fully functional, prototype FTRD, an important step toward subsequent certification and production .

Principal Investigator:

Michael E. Harrell
Manager, RF & Optical Sys
7195901112
harrell@qdot.com

Business Contact:

Thomas E. Linnenbrink
President and Technical D
7195901112
toml@qdot.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

EIN/Tax ID: 362930703
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No