Coherently Synchronized Distributed Signal Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0203
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0768
Amount: $98,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-050
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
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
 jthiesen@emagtech.com
Business Contact
 Kazem Sabet
Title: President
Phone: (734) 996-3624
Email: ksabet@emagtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
EMAG Technologies is proposing to develop a hierarchical, heterodyne, salphasic clock distribution network for the purposes of synchronizing spatially distributed independent oscillators. A low-cost, precise, clock distribution architecture such as the one we are proposing can be used to synchronize hundreds to thousands of distributed processors, radios, or data samplers with sub-picosecond accuracy. This network utilizes a highly resonant design to minimize loss and reduce jitter. The proposed network is targeted to have less than 400 femtoseconds of synchronization jitter over 1m. This clock distribution network is fabricated using standard PCB processes and commercial-off-the-shelf components and therefore can be extremely affordable and easy to integrate.

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