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Subranging Superconductor ADC

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98122
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-154-0701
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-154
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Subranging Superconductor ADC
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0013
Award Amount: $99,897.00
 

Abstract:

Using magnetic flux quantum as a unit of conversion, and coupled with on-chip ultrafast rapid single flux quantum digital circuits, cryogenic superconductor analog-to-digital converter (ADC) technology offers discriminating performance advantages over competing technologies in sensitivity, linearity, and sampling rate. Extension of the single modulator design with an innovative subranging architecture has a potential performance leap (>30dB) in signal-to-noise ratio and spur-free-dynamic range that will exceed the stated requirements. The subranging ADC concatenates the ranges of a coarse and a fine ADC through an inter-range interface, which presents implementation challenges due to its inherent complexity. Recent advances in mixed-signal design concepts for the inter-range interface, propelled by the imminent transition to the faster and denser next generation Josephson junction circuit fabrication, now enable realization of the proposed subranging architecture. In Phase I, we will not only design the inter-range interface circuitry but also investigate two new ADCs to reduce the interface complexity. The first realization of the subranging ADC in Phase II will be followed by construction and delivery of complete receivers in Phase III. Recently, we have made significant advances in demonstrating and delivering complete receiver systems by combining superconductor chips with other cooled and un-cooled electronics to Navy laboratories.

Principal Investigator:

Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research and Developme
9145921190
gupta@hypres.com

Business Contact:

Edward Kulinski
Chief Financial Officer
9145921190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523

EIN/Tax ID: 133170343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No