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Advanced Techniques for Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-09-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number: N061-036-0185
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-036
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-08-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-08-26
Small Business Information
10855 Business Center Dr. Bldg. A
Cypress, CA 90630
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chris Lewis
 Chief Technical Officer
 (714) 898-8200
Business Contact
 Kevin Carnino
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (714) 898-8200
Research Institution

The current DRFM architecture is an evolutionary improvement of configurations first produced almost 30 years ago. Improvements in DRFM performance have predominantly been in the area of increased instantaneous bandwidth, higher sample rate, and improved spurious performance. The nature of threat radar systems has increased in complexity and capabilities over time driving the need to provide a more sophisticated and robust deceptive jamming capability to adequately exercise/address/defeat these capabilities. The innovative DRFM/Receiver architecture investigated and demonstrated under SBIR N06-036 “Advanced Techniques for Digital Radio Frequency Memories” Phase I and II has taken steps toward the next generation of DRFM/receiver system for the ULQ-21 family of expendable electronic attack products. This architecture allows flexibility and modularity that will offer better “tailor made” configurations producing options for other potential product lines. This Phase II.5 SBIR will complete the system architecture design for a new, state-of-the art DRFM/receiver system for the ULQ-21 family of expendable electronic attack (EA) products. The system will provide flexibility in RF bands, threat identification capability, technique generation library, and advanced isolation blanking technique and capability to handle time coincident/overlapped returns. The customer base for such a product is mostly DOD related. In addition to the ULQ-21 family of expendable electronic attack products, other UAV or manned aircraft can utilize this product for self-protection or electronic attack. The relative small package size and modularity allows this system to be adapted into various platforms without difficulty.

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