Radio Frequency Optical Front-End Receiver for Strong in Band Signal Rejection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240519P0020
Agency Tracking Number: S183-002-0061
Amount: $149,941.74
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM183-002
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-19
Small Business Information
1604 San Antonio St., Austin, TX, 78701
DUNS: 080275934
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Taran Huffman
 (512) 668-9258
Business Contact
 Dr. Sriram Vishwanath
Phone: (650) 823-4072
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to perform a system study to demonstrate the benefits of using a tunable photonic Hybrid Photonic Receiver filter to reduce intermodulation distortion effects on wideband communication receivers. A traditional Radio Frequency (RF) receiver digitizes high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), and ultra-high frequency (UHF) spectrums simultaneously and then samples the spectrum of interest to baseband for final processing. In a dense signal environment or in the presence of a strong signal in the communication band, the dynamic range of the detector is limited by generated non-linearities, such as 2nd and 3rd order harmonics and intermodulation distortion produced in the Analog-to-Digital (ADC). GenXComm has built a platform technology that allows for creating wide band, tunable pre-select filter with high Q. We propose to use this technology in building chip-scale filters as a drop-in solution that replaces the pre-selection filter and suppresses all undesired signals, both in and out of band.

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