Advanced Direct Digital Exciter for Radar (ADDER)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: N171-051-1028
Amount: $499,984.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N171-051
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-31
Small Business Information
1915 Jamboree Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
DUNS: 131860632
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Scally
 (719) 388-8582
 larry.scally@coloradoengineering.com
Business Contact
 Michael Bonato
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Email: michael.bonato@coloradoengineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In the Phase II effort, CEI will develop an Advanced Direct Digital Exciter for Radar (ADDER) targeted for the AN/SPS 49A(V) (SPS-49) search radar as part of the SPS-49 technical refresh with relevance to other military and commercial applications (e.g. exciter, Software Defined Radio (SDR)). ADDER will directly replace the multi-step Intermediate Frequency (IF) analog conversion with direct-digital-to-Radio Frequency (RF) conversionno superheterodyne mixing stages required. The benefit of this conversion includes reduced noise, instability, part count, Total Operation Cost (TOC) and increased Digital Signal Processing (DSP)/frequency diversity flexibility. CEI will utilize decades of expertise in EW, radar, Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) board design, RF, DSP and mechanical ruggedization to successfully develop, package, integrate, test and commercialize this state-of-the-art technology.

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