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Analysis of New WWVB Modulation Schemes for Future Broadcast

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
404-68-2011
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
XW, LLC dba Xtendwave
7920 Belt Line Road Suite 1000 Dallas, TX 75254-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Analysis of New WWVB Modulation Schemes for Future Broadcast
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-11-CN-0095
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase 2 project targets the completion of the development of an improved system for the broadcasting of the WWVB signal, as a direct continuation of the Phase 1 project, which successfully validated the proposed approach through a feasibility study and analyses. Objectives of this project include the design of the new modulation scheme and protocol, the development of a new time-code generator to be used in place of the existing one, and the development and demonstration of a receiver prototype that can validate the expected improvement in the performance, as well as low-cost manufacturability. The novel receiver architecture, relying extensively on digital processing, is to be realized in a CMOS fabrication process, allowing it to be integrated with many types of CMOS system-on-chip products, including microprocessors for remote metering applications, clocks, MP3 players, and many more. Additionally, new structures of low-cost antennas for various applications are targeted, to replace the commonly used ferrite-rod antennas, and more specifically to avoid directionality and nulls in the antenna pattern.

Principal Investigator:

Oren Eliezer
(972) 290-0967
OEliezer@Xtendwave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

XW, LLC dba Xtendwave
7920 Belt Line Road Dallas , TX 75254-

EIN/Tax ID: 270160926
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No