Compact Ultra-Wideband Target Identification System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-05-M-0210
Agency Tracking Number: F051-012-1491
Amount: $99,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-012
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
DUNS: 135494073
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary McMillian
 Technologist & Partner
 (512) 795-0221
Business Contact
 David Lamb
Title: Business Administrator & Partner
Phone: (407) 491-6929
Research Institution
Crossfield proposes a high dynamic range, ultra-wideband, receiver-digitizer that will enable implementation of a compact UWB target identification system for the detection and location of targets and weapons concealed behind walls or foliage or hidden on a person. The design features an ultra-wide bandwidth, high dynamic range sampler developed by Picosecond Pulse Labs, followed by a track-and-hold amplifier (THA) and analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The digitized waveforms are captured in a high-speed memory for analysis and display. Crossfield will investigate two approaches to ultra-high-speed sampling: real-time sampling using parallel samplers, THAs and ADCs, and equivalent-time sampling using a single sampler, THA and ADC with precision timing offsets between waveform digitization cycles. At high pulse repetition rates, the later approach will provide high spatial resolution at a much lower cost, lower power and in a more compact size.

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