Flexible Programmable Multi-Threat DRFM Architecture Using Ultra-High-Performance Digital Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,952.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-06-C-0034
Award Id:
77428
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-036-0455
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, 10523
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
Steven Kaplan
Senior Member, Technical
(914) 592-1190
kaplan@hypres.com
Business Contact:
Edward Kulinski
Vice President of Finance
(914) 592-1190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR, we propose to develop a Digital Radio-Frequency Memory (DRFM) architecture to enable more accurate, flexible and programmable electronic countermeasures (ECM) features. We will improve pulse acquisition with a channelized receiver featuring multiple high-dynamic-range analog/digital converters and a programmable switch matrix, and a quantum accurate digital/analog converter with the option to include predistortion for more realistic re-radiated pulse conversion. We also propose a novel method of modulating the Doppler signature at RF using an integrated current-controlled oscillator. Rather than focusing on more advanced pulse processing techniques, we will enable these techniques to be developed separately. In other words, the proposed front end and back-end hardware will enable the DRFM processor to better be able to produce multiple-threat responses using techniques such as Range Gate Stealer, Velocity Gate Stealer, as well as other more advanced techniques. BENEFITS: Success in the skies depends on being able to deceive the enemy on one's whereabouts. The DRFM technology to be developed under this SBIR will more accurately digitize incoming pulses, channelize separate threats, and more intelligently produce more realistic and deceptive pulse responses. Major parts of the technology are commercializable for digital-RF communications.

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