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THE ADDITION OF AN UWB DATA LINK TO ANRO'S IMPULSE RADAR SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
18732
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18732
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anro Engineering, Inc.
450 Bedford Street Lexington, MA 02173
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: THE ADDITION OF AN UWB DATA LINK TO ANRO'S IMPULSE RADAR SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,653.00
 

Abstract:

1An UWB data link is proposed to be added to an existing ANRO impulse radar sensor by creating a block orthogonal transmission scheme (e.g., pulse position modulation) where one of M equal-energy orthogonal signals is transmitted each pulse repetition period together with the radar main bang. Synchronization of the down-link data channel is accomplished by radiating a separate orthogonally polarized signal in coincidence with the main bang. It is shown how an existing miniaturized and solid state (proprietary) modulation/baseband transmitter, ideal for low-cost RPV application, can be modified directly to produce data rates as high as a 50K bits/sec; it is also shown how higher data rates can be achieved. The Phase I program is structured as a combined theoretical and experimental effort to determine concept feasibility. Techniques for LPI data transmission and a study of other synchronizing techniques, as well as the decoding of the data downlink by tunnel diode constant false alarm receiver channels are described. A laboratory experiment demonstrating the feasibility of a free space 10K bit/sec link is proposed under Phase I; expanded data rate capability will be examined during a Phase II program.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald F. Ross, Ph.d.
8139573080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Arno Engineering, Inc.
Five Militia Drive, Suite 104 Lexington, MA 02173

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