Compact Ultra-Wideband Target Identification System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,896.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-05-M-0210
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-012-1491
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CROSSFIELD TECHNOLOGY LLC
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135494073
Principal Investigator:
Gary McMillian
Technologist & Partner
(512) 795-0221
gary.mcmillian@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact:
David Lamb
Business Administrator & Partner
(407) 491-6929
david.lamb@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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