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Spectrum Attenuation Reporting Sensor System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-20-C-1027
Agency Tracking Number: F18B-005-0155
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18B-T005
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-11-06
Small Business Information
5107 Unicon Dr Unit K
Wake Forest, NC 27587
United States
DUNS: 080483074
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Murray
 Project Manager
 (919) 606-5330
Business Contact
 Joseph Murray
Phone: (919) 606-5330
Research Institution
 Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
 Gerard (Gerry) Hayes, PhD Gerard (Gerry) Hayes, PhD
3331 Heritage Trade Drive Suite 101
Wake Forest, NC 27587
United States

 (919) 435-1051
 Nonprofit College or University

The Phase 2 development will yield a prototype Cognitive Data Sampling (CDS) system for 2 RF bands to fully demonstrate the capability of the underlying technology. This will include the development of RF antennas, RF signal conditioning for the bands, CDS analog to conversion module and a processor module. The processor module shall be comprised of a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) module that includes a CPU, GPU and FPGA. This system will enable measuring large instantaneous RF bandwidths (from 3 MHz to over 60 GHz) with minimal down conversion and channelization and provide reduced signal representation for high data throughput and real-time processing. This innovative system is based on mature technology and adapted for efficient RF detection at a significant reduction in cost of ownership. The system will provide complete RF spectral monitoring over extended bandwidths of interest and operate under real-time constrains. By operating at the sensor level and sampling intelligently, this system will reduce bandwidth constraints to downstream processing within the mesh network while maintaining complete coverage of the RF environment. This technology has application to a broad range of RF and optical systems including Identification Friend or Foe, Radar Warning Receiver, Laser Warning Receiver, IR Missile Warning System, Direction Finders, Anti-radiation Missiles, Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM), Countermeasure Dispenser System (CMDS), Jammers, Self-protection EW Suite, Electromagnetic Shielding/Hardening, Emission Control, Interference Mitigation and Counter UAV Systems.

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