Software Defined Multiband EVA Radio

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CC07P
Agency Tracking Number: 074065
Amount: $90,584.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lexycom Technologies, Inc.
1227 Reserve Drive, Longmont, CO, 80501-2671
DUNS: 187630319
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aleksey Pozhidaev
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 774-7822
 aleksey@lexycominc.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Livdahl
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 774-7822
Email: lisal@lexycominc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this research is to propose a reliable, lightweight, programmable, multi-band, multi-mode, miniaturized frequency-agile EVA software defined radio (SDR) that supports data telemetry, voice, and high-rate video. The proposed radios would be a part of an advanced, incrementally expandable ad hoc wireless network. For improved reliability and to assure stand-alone functionality, the network would support a real-time 3D location function using mobile-assisted navigation and utilizing TOA/TDOA methods. To achieve unparalleled power consumption efficiency, Lexycom proposes the use of energy-aware packet routing and cognitive selection of operating point of the transceivers. Along with the scheduling, we plan to use an innovative RF packetization technique aimed to virtually obsolete negotiations between the network nodes prior to change in transmitted signal parameter on a packet-by-packet basis. We anticipate that after completion of the Phase I, Lexycom will be more than capable of delivering an operational prototype EVA SDR for further evaluation and enhancements of the chosen concepts and approaches. Since Lexycom Technologies is the manufacturer of an FCC certified, reconfigurable, small form factor and low power consumption SDRs, we are in an ideal position to transfer and expand our knowledge base from our existing radio platform over to the EVA radio.

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