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Low SWaP Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX) for Multifunction AESA

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
3050 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 600 Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Low SWaP Wideband Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX) for Multifunction AESA
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-13-C-0270
Award Amount: $79,892.00


Next Generation airborne Navy Radar and Communication Systems will continue to rely on and evolve Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) systems to have more digitized channels for the flexibility of advanced digital beamforming (DBF), Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), and agile wideband waveforms including Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) techniques. These evolutionary requirements all lead to the need for more Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX) modules, but proliferating them on most platforms has historically not been possible due to the Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) and Cost (SWaP-C) profile of existing solutions. Azure Summit is pleased to offer this proposal to NAVAIR in which we leverage our existing efforts for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), NAVAIR, and Azure IR & D in DREX technology. Azure has a miniature wideband DREX module running in the lab today. Azure will leverage these technologies to develop 1 GHz wideband DREX concepts for NAVAIR in the 2-18 GHz band that support next generation AESA with full flexibility for improved radar modes, communications, SIGINT, EW, and other shared aperture concepts, and with low SWaP-C to enable doing this cost-effectively at the system level.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Bierly
(571) 308-1401

Business Contact:

Scott Bierly
(571) 308-1401
Small Business Information at Submission:

Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
13135 Lee Jackson Highway, Suite 330 Fairfax, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 260528644
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No