Software Defined Radio for Next-Generation Interceptor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$999,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7914
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-006-0947
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-006
Small Business Information
EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
775 Technology Dr., Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
836493759
Principal Investigator
 Jack Thiesen
 Director of Engineering
 (734) 996-3624
 jthiesen@emagtech.com
Business Contact
 Kazem Sabet
Title: President
Phone: (734) 996-3624
Email: 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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