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A Low Power FFT/IFFT for GPS Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52348
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011IF-1166
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
The Athena Group, Inc.
408 West University Avenue Suite 306 Gainesville, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Low Power FFT/IFFT for GPS Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F30602-01-C-0114
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Athena Group will develop an innovative, low-power, fast Fourier transform (FFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheld global positioning system (GPS) receivers. Athena'sadvanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology is capable of performance levels well beyond those of conventional DSP technologies. Athena will analyze the processing requirements for the GPS receiver application, select an FFT processor configurationalong with pre- and post-FFT processing elements, and analyze the resulting design for speed, power, and hardware requirements. The proposer will optimize a solution that will lead to a commercial system-on-chip (SoC) anti-jam GPS application-specificintegrated circuit (ASIC) implementation.The commercial value of the developed technology is substantial since it will significantly improve the reliability and quality of GPS service. GPS applications are proliferating, especially in the land-based marketsegment. Numerous other mass-market FFT ASIC applications, such as asymmetric digital subscriber loop (ADSL) modems and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless communications, also indicate a high market potential for the proposedtechnology.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathon Mellott
Chief Technical Officer
3523712567
jon@athenagroup.com

Business Contact:

Monica Murphy
President
3523712567
mmurphy@athenagroup.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 N.W. 31 Street Gainesville, FL 32605

EIN/Tax ID: 592724492
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No