Real-Time Digital Receiver Rapid Prototyping Testbed

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-1036
Agency Tracking Number: F061-199-3522
Amount: $99,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-199
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
1340 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 836493759
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kazem Sabet
 (734) 996-3624
Business Contact
 Kazem Sabet
Title: President
Phone: (734) 996-3624
Research Institution
A broadband, low noise source of programmable signal generation is proposed which can be used to characterize ultra-wideband digital receivers in a laboratory setting. The proposed test equipment must generate waveforms of arbitrary form over a broad spectrum and coherently inject these waveforms into many channels. The signal generation will use commercially available broadband arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs) to allow complete computer control of signals. Approaches to coherent signal generation on multiple channels will be explored. Such approaches will include trigger signals distributed to multiple AWGs or by allocation of spectrum of a single AWG among multiple channels. The separate signals generated for a specific channel will be combined and superimposed onto a broadband version of a low noise source previously developed by the investigator. The proposed Phase I activities will address the highest risk components of the proposed design, namely the generation of coherent signals on multiple channels, and will address necessary trade-offs for design and fabrication of a prototype in Phase II.

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