Innovative, High Performance, and Radiation Hardened Interceptor Software Defined Radio

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$874,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7242
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-037-0478
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-037
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Amtec Corporation
500 Wynn Dr. Suite 314, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196595607
Principal Investigator:
Bryan Hughes
Principle Investigator
(256) 319-0857
bhughes@amtec-corp.com
Business Contact:
Rob Calahan
Business Manager
(256) 722-7200
rcalahan@amtec-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Software defined radios (SDRs) provide a means to achieve enhanced capability, integrated into a cost-effective and growth-oriented architecture fully backward compatible with legacy BMDS elements. As demonstrated through the results of the Phase I SBIR program, implementing a SDR architecture is not without challenge due to the potential computing performance and radiation hardness limitations of technology available today. SDR-based modems have many advantages over the current ASIC-based interceptor modems, which are not easily or economically field upgradable as new and varying threats/requirements arise. SDR architecture in a next generation interceptor modem will provide the flexibility to respond to technological surprises, changes in mission requirements or threat conditions through software reconfiguration. Further, application of the SDR architecture and associated technology selections will minimize SWAP as compared to existing legacy systems enhancing overall system performance.

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