Radar Advanced Receiver/Excitor (RARE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7415
Agency Tracking Number: 053-1044
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-034
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
COLORADO ENGINEERING, INC.
3272 Silver Pine Trail, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
DUNS: 131860632
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lawrence Scally
 President
 (719) 388-8582
 lscally@adelphia.net
Business Contact
 Nancy Scally
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Email: nscally@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 DOD radar sensor systems. 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 radar signal processing architectures have been programmability and I/O flexibility. These systems lack the processing speed and latency generated by hardware specific systems that utilize FPGAs and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC). These technologies execute signal processing functions on data in pipelined fashion analogous to an analog receiver. This yields the lowest latency system, which is a critical requirement in real-time radars. In most cases, this is by far is the best implementation for performance, cost, power and size. While historic FPGAs systems have programmability, they haven't had flexible I/O. The Radar Advanced Receiver/ Exciter architecture designed in this proposal satisfies the need for programmability, I/O configuration, power, and size, while maintaining the highest performance and the lowest latency.

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