Software Defined Radio for Next-Generation Interceptor

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