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Low Power Ultra-Wideband Digitizer

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1915 Jamboree Drive Suite 165 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Power Ultra-Wideband Digitizer
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0224
Award Amount: $80,000.00


The objective is to design a low power 20 GHz digitizer using a Nyquist Folding front end based on technology developed at L-3 Communications and 5 GHz ADC module designed by CEI in a previously awarded Phase I SBIR. The baseline design is a single channel with a modulated sampling signal at 10 Gsps followed by a 5 GHz low pass filter and amplifier. This signal is then digitized with the 5 GHz TI-ADC module with an FPGA for equalization and signal reconstruction. A feasibility and requirements analysis that will be conducted in Phase I will determine if a second channel is necessary in order to unambiguously recover the original RF. For the two channel case, both channels will utilize a constant sampling signal, but with a different offset.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Fritz
Systems Engineer
(719) 388-8582

Business Contact:

Nancy Scally
(719) 388-8582
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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