TCDL MIMOnizerEmpowering TCDL with MIMO Functionality

TCDL MIMOnizerEmpowering TCDL with MIMO Functionality

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-18-C-0128
Agency Tracking Number: F173-003-0507
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: AF173-003
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
12234 Boulder View Dr., Poway, CA, 92064
DUNS: 831374751
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Bo Ryu
 (858) 805-5608
 boryu@episyscience.com
Business Contact
 Bo Ryu
Phone: (858) 805-5608
Email: boryu@episyscience.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Towards the goal of enabling MIMO capabilities for TCDL radios while maintaining full backward compatibility, we propose the design, development and demonstration of TCDL MIMOnizer, a new appliqu aimed to empower TCDL modems with MIMO capabilities with minimum hardware modifications to the legacy radio such as smart low-lost bolt-on module or smart add-on antenna. In onedesign scenario, the MIMOnizer offers Range Extension Mode (REM) via link margin improvements realizable by appropriate MIMO modes such as Space Time Block Codes (STBC). In another scenario, the MIMOnizer offers High Capacity Mode (HCM) in addition to REM where it can boost the legacy TCDL radios original spectral efficiency up to the factor of N (number of antennas).Our plan for Phase I is an extensive software based simulation study that will investigate the benefits and performance gains of the available MIMO options under different scenarios. Wealso plan to do a preliminary hardware MIMO demo based on the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) Software Defined Radios (SDRs), which will also serve as the basis for the Phase II work where we will implement the full features of the MIMOnizer applique.

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