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Wideband, Adaptable, Modular, Scalable Digital Receiver Exciter (WAMS-DREX)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-060-1139
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-060
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Wideband, Adaptable, Modular, Scalable Digital Receiver Exciter (WAMS-DREX)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0062
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI), with its teammates the University of Colorado (CU) and Lockheed Martin, proposes to leverage its collective expertise with radar systems design, mixed signal board design, and radar signal processing to research, identify, and develop methods of implementing radar subsystems that will perform as many functions as possible in the digital domain. The findings will facilitate Wideband, Adaptable, Modular, Scalable Digital Receiver Exciter (WAMS-DREX) technology enabling leading-edge radar capabilities and performance. Advanced radars often employ highly digitized sub-arrayed digital beamforming (DBF) architectures and Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar technology. Both approaches require tight calibration and coherency across channels to achieve their full benefit, and analog components in the transmit and receive chains lead to additional noise and errors due to performance drifts over time and temperature. The problem becomes more challenging when wideband waveforms are considered. The team has decades of hands-on design and integration experience with a variety of radar systems and associated hardware, software, and signal processing algorithms. Under this proposed program, the team will research and develop techniques to move the digitization function closer to the antenna. The proposed effort will also employ scalable, modular receiver/exciter technology as a test bed and deployment platform.

Principal Investigator:

Lawrence Scally
CTO
(719) 388-8582
larry.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com

Business Contact:

Nancy Scally
CEO
(719) 388-8582
nancy.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105 Colorado Springs, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 743087464
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No