Direct-conversion Architecture for Naval Multi-band Satellite Communication Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: A043-133-2544
Amount: $2,249,520.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-133
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
HYPRES., INC.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, 10523
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Deepnarayan Gupta
 VP Research and Developme
 (914) 592-1190
 gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact
 Edward Kulinski
Title: VP Finance and Administra
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Email: ekulinski@hypres.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HYPRES has developed a unique system architecture for an improved military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) receiver. This is based on direct conversion of the RF waveform to digital format using an ultrafast analog-to-digital conversion (ADC), followed by ultrafast digital processing. The proposed receiver uses both superconductor and semiconductor circuits, both digital and analog, within the same heterogeneous-temperature, hybrid technology (HTHT) system. The individual components have already been designed and are being demonstrated in other projects. In the present Phase II project, a complete architectural design will be undertaken, for several Navy shipboard platforms, to deliver maximum performance within real-world constraints. Issues of receiver performance, cryogenic packaging, power and size, system reliability, and system costs will be addressed. This will demonstrate the feasibility of such an HTHT digital SATCOM receiver incorporating multiple receive bands. Progress during this project will direct optimization of system components that are being pursued in parallel with concurrent funding. Design, fabrication, and demonstration of some critical components will be carried out during the Phase II Option. At the conclusion of the project, a detailed multi-band digital-RF transceiver system design for a chosen Navy SATCOM program will be delivered for implementation in Phase III.

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