Software Defined Radio for Next-Generation Interceptor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,995.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7914
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-006-0947
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
775 Technology Dr., Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836493759
Principal Investigator:
Jack Thiesen
Director of Engineering
(734) 996-3624
jthiesen@emagtech.com
Business Contact:
Kazem Sabet
President
(734) 996-3624
ksabet@emagtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Building upon the successful results of the Phase I feasibility study, in this Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project EMAG Technologies Inc. proposes to develop a miniaturized, wafer-scale, RF front end technology capable of digital beamforming and optimal SWaP performance. The integrated RF front end will be compatible with any software defined radio architecture for the multiple kill vehicle (MKV) and future agile kill vehicle (AKV) interceptor communication systems. The very high level of integration demanded by the MDA interceptor links requires the miniaturization of every aspect of the RF circuitry, including the RF distribution network, the RF integrated circuits and the interconnects. A novel, digital beamforming architecture is proposed that is scalable to higher frequency bands above the currently targeted 22GHz band and provides practical packaging and thermal management solutions as well as a significantly improved signal-to-noise ratio performance.

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