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SDR Colocated Agile Bandpass

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: SDR Colocated Agile Bandpass
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00039-11-C-0019
Award Amount: $69,995.00


To address the Navy"s need for an improved, high-performance passband filter, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Colocated Agile Bandpass (SCAB) filter. This proposed device is based on a hybrid filter design utilizing MEMS voltage-tunable capacitors, lumped elements, and innovative microstrip designs to cover the large bandwidth. SCAB will consist of three primary components: (1) a lumped element filter that can tune from 20 MHz to 400 MHz; (2) a microstrip filter that can tune from 400 MHz to more than 2 GHz; and (3) a high-speed voltage controller that can communicate with SDR systems, which frequency hop. The innovation in the filter design will enable the device to provide improved bandpass performance. As a result, this device offers large tuning range from 20 MHz to>2 GHz, Q of>10, and low insertion loss of

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Bock
Group Leader
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No