Next Generation Receiver on a Chip (Nexgen ROC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,943.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-1905
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-225-2428
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-225
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
COLORADO ENGINEERING, INC.
3272 Silver Pine Trail, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
131860632
Principal Investigator:
Lawrence Scally
Principal Engineer
(719) 388-8582
lscally@adelphia.net
Business Contact:
Nancy Badenhop
Chief Operating Officer
(719) 388-8582
nbadenhop@adelphia.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Colorado Engineering, Inc (CEI) is a woman owned business with a wealth of engineering expertise in the development of ASICs, boards, software and systems for Digital Signal Processing receivers. In recent years a lot of signal processing applications have been implemented with a homogeneous general purpose processor environment. The driving forces for utilizing these technologies in a signal processing system have been programmability and I/O flexibility. These systems lack the processing speed, latency and reduced power that can be generated by hardware specific systems that utilize FPGAs and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). FPGA and ASIC technologies execute signal processing functions on data in pipelined fashion analogous to an analog receiver. In most cases, this is by far is the best implementation for performance, cost, power and size. Size, cost and power are greatly reduced, while simultaneously increasing bandwidth processing performance, in implementations that utilize Monobit sampling algorithms. Currently the Monobit receiver is capable of implementing frequency discrimination of pulsed CW signals in the Electronic Warfare arena. This currently covers a large number of applications in radar, Sigint and Elint systems. However, more and more of these systems are moving toward much more complex modulation schemes. These schemes will create large bandwidths for the Monobit receiver to handle and require new algorithm approaches for detection and classification.

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