Digital Interface between Multigigahertz Transceivers and Room Temperature Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-06-C-P247
Agency Tracking Number: A052-069-2190
Amount: $729,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-069
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
175 Clearbrook Road,, Elmsford, NY, 10523
DUNS: 103734869
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pavel Shevchenko
 Senior Software Engineer
 (914) 592-1190
Business Contact
 Edward Kulinski
Title: VP Finance and Administr
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Research Institution
HYPRES is developing Digital RF receivers and transceivers for direct conversion of wideband RF signals followed by all subsequent processing in the digital domain. The enabling component of this digital-RF technology is a high dynamic range wideband ADC modulator, implemented with low-power ultrafast superconductor electronics. Next generation of X-band and Ka-band MILSATCOM receivers can be built using the proposed architecture, which combines superconductor ADC modulators with room temperature polyphase decimation filters through high-speed digital interface. This architecture allows us to avoid yield limitations of complex superconductor digital circuits, and take full advantage of extremely sensitive, ultra-linear superconductor quantizers, sampled by a low-jitter, ultra-fast clock at rates up to 40 GHz. Much more complex digital processing resources are available at room temperature, but operate at significantly lower speed. To bridge the gap in speed and signal levels, we need fast superconductor deserializer and output drivers respectively. In Phase II we propose implement a hybrid technology digital receiver, using simple superconductor ADC front end chips, custom data links, and commercial Xilinx FPGAs.

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