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Direct Conversion DRFM

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Direct Conversion DRFM
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-13-C-0109
Award Amount: $79,987.00


Recent advancements in high speed signal processing technology offer the possibility for significant efficiency of Electronic Attack (EA) Digital RF Memory (DRFM) systems. Typical DRFM technology utilize an RF translation to baseband, Radio Frequency (RF) sampling, storing digitized samples into memory and then reversing the process to reconstruct the RF signal prior to transmission to the victim radar. This allows for both time domain and frequency domain manipulation of the radar signal. Direct Digital conversion of RF signals has the potential to reduce DRFM size, power consumption, and unit cost and allows for a multiple parallel DRFM architecture capable of addressing emerging threat environments. SPEC"s proposed Direct Conversion DRFM (DCD) approach provides an optimized combination of direct digital RF up and down conversion from 2-18GHz, broad band DRFM performance, and multi-channel DRFM threat EA capability in minimum size, weight and power (SWaP). The direct conversion concept is based on Nyquist sampling and the use of passive anti-aliasing filters to cover a very wide frequency range with no active RF components required for up or down conversion.

Principal Investigator:

William Hallidy
Pricipal Investigator
(512) 479-7732

Business Contact:

Adrian Stechnij
Director of Contracts
(512) 479-7732
Small Business Information at Submission:

Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC)
7050 Burleson Road Austin, TX 78744

EIN/Tax ID: 742426518
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No