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Modification of Wireless Fidelity Communication Devices to Support the Urban Warrior

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0440
Agency Tracking Number: 06ST1-0078
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST061-008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-08-31
Small Business Information
Park Center Office Building
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
DUNS: 144386856
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Burns
 (310) 291-3624
Business Contact
 Tony Levi
Title: CEO
Phone: (323) 702-4750
Research Institution
 Vanessa Nichols
837 W. Downey Way STO 308
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

 (213) 740-6058
 Nonprofit College or University

TM Tech has identified an opportunity to leverage commercially available WIFI technology to support squad leader and foot soldiers in the urban warfare environment. The objective of this Phase I proposal is to determine the feasibility of modifying commercial WIFI components together with a single-chip SiGe BiCMOS ASIC to create ultra compact, portable, extended range communication devices in a USB form factor. Our initial focus is the implementation of a single-chip SiGe front-end module that increases the operational range of commercially available WIFI components. The ruggedized module is power efficient, lightweight, small and attaches to a UMPC, laptop, or PDA-type host device. At a minimum the module will be compliant with any 802.11b/g device operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Line-of-sight range will be greater than 1 km at 1 Mb/s digital data rates. The module will also operate outside of the ISM band over an extended tuning range of at least 2.30 GHz to 2.50 GHz. Enhanced versions of the device could include operation in frequency bands from 900 MHz up to 5.9 GHz.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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