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SBIR/STTR Phase I: Wireless Infrastructure Technology

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National Science Foundation
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2002 / SBIR
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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: 2002
Title: SBIR/STTR Phase I: Wireless Infrastructure Technology
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00


This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will evaluate a technology capable of meeting the demands of future mobile wireless information systems. The fundamental challenge facing designers of the physical layer of mobile networking solutions is to improve speed, precision, and power efficiency. Athena's proprietary arithmetic technology, which enables engineers to rapidly develop high performance semiconductors, can provide up to 10 times higher performance or up to 10 times less power compared to existing technologies. The Phase I study will evaluate opportunities to apply this arithmetic technology to mobile wireless systems by developing an infrastructure technology targeted for placement between the antenna and the back-end digital processor. The goal of the project is to demonstrate that this infrastructure technology can meet or exceed the industry performance standards in a 250mW, low-power package. The company will be able to rapidly develop high performance, high accuracy, low power solutions for the wireless communications market. Specific applications include use in automobiles where information, audio, navigation, and other services will be linked.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Lewis

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Small Business Information at Submission:

The Athena Group, Inc.
3424 NW 31st Street Gainesville, FL 32605

Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No