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ADEPT: Athena Digital Excision Processor Technology

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
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: ADEPT: Athena Digital Excision Processor Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F30602-02-C-0063
Award Amount: $99,999.00


"The Athena Group, Inc. will develop an innovative, low-power, fast Fourier transform (FFT) and inverse FFT (IFFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheld global positioning system(GPS) receivers. Athena's advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology is capable of performance levels well beyond those of conventional DSP processing technologies. Athena will analyze the processing requirements for the GPS receiver application,select an FFT/IFFT processor configuration along with supervisory 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-specific integrated 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 market segment. Numerous other mass-market FFT ASIC applications, such as asymmetric digital subscriber loop (ADSL) modems, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless communications, and co-channel interference(CCI) rejection for wireless communications also indicate a high commercial potential for the proposed technology."

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Mellott
Chief Technology Officer

Business Contact:

Monica Murphy
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

The Athena Group, Inc.
3424 N.W. 31 Street Gainesville, FL 32605

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