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Element Level Digital Communications Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: N201-065-0752
Amount: $1,199,703.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-065
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-11-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-10-30
Small Business Information
6150 Lookout Road
Boulder, CO 80301-1111
United States
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Kain
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution

The concept of distributed maritime operations is reliant on low latency and high throughput connectivity throughout the fleet to accurately utilize the available information at the pace of combat.  The use of multibeam phased arrays will allow the future force to operate multiple simultaneous data links from each platform, which will dramatically increase the connectivity, resilience, and speed of the network. Moreover, digital phased array technology allows for tremendous flexibility and future growth by substituting application-specific RF beamforming with scalable/upgradable digital processing. The proposed FIRST RF approach uses a highly flexible modular building block with design roots in high yield manufacturing.  The FIRST RF array architecture addresses the basic physics constraints of heat, space, and aperture efficiency found in all phased array systems, and has been highly successful in adopting best-in-class RF and digital components to maintain cutting-edge performance.

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