A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF AN UNDERWATER DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$547,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8873
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mikros Systems Corp.
3828 Quakerbridge Rd, Mercerville, NJ, 08619
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Joseph R Burns
(609) 890-0440
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PAPER PRESENTS A NEW APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A SELF-CONTAINED UNDERWATER DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (UDAS) BASED ON A GENERAL-PURPOSE DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (DSP) ARCHITECTURE. THE PROPOSED ARCHITECTURE USES A HIGH-PERFORMANCE MILITARY STANDARD SINGLE-CHIP MICROPROCESSOR AS A SYSTEM CONTROLLER. WHEREAS EXISTING SYSTEMS USE SPECIAL-PURPOSE HARDWARE DEDICATED TO SIGNAL PROCESSING FUNCTIONS, IN THE PROPOSED APPROACH THIS HARDWARE IS REPLACED BY SOFTWARE WHICH EMBODIED STANDARD DSP ALGORITHMS. THIS APPROACH ALLOWS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RECONFIGURABLE UDAS WHICH MAY BE TAILORED TO APPLICATION-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS SIMPLY BY CHANGING THE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE. THE PROPOSED DSP ARCHITECTURE IS BASED ON A DESIGN PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED BY MIKROS FOR USE AS THE CONTROLLER OF A US NAVY LINK-11 DATA TERMINAL. SINCE THE LINK-11 NETWORK USES 16 AUDIO TONES TO MODULATE AN RF CARRIER, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A SIMILAR CONTROLLER DESIGN CAN BE USED TO PROVIDE A GENERAL-PURPOSE UDAS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL DEFINE THE APPLICATION INTERFACES AND ALGORITHMS, INVESTIGATE THE APPLICABILITY OF THE EXISTING DESIGN, ASSESS PACKAGING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS, AND PRESENT A PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A COMPACT LOW-POWER RECONFIGURABLE UDAS.

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