Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for a Universal Flight Termination System (FTS)(9623)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08630-03-C-0089
Agency Tracking Number: 021MN-2757
Amount: $749,955.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: 089808760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Harrell
 Manager, RF & Optical Sys
 (719) 590-1112
 harrell@qdot.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Linnenbrink
Title: President and Technical D
Phone: (719) 590-1112
Email: toml@qdot.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost, Universal Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD). The FTRD will support both four-tone and extended 20-tone RCC 319-99 requirements, plus additional range-specific requirements. To the extent that it is currentlydefined by the RCC Range Safety Group's Task RS-38, the FTRD will also have the flexibility to support the Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS). It will be easy to install and interface to a wide range of munitions. High performance will be attainedat low cost by realizing most of the FTRD as a radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) in SiGe BiCMOS technology. Development cost will be minimized by working with Q-DOT's commercialization partner, The Raymond Engineering Operation of KamanAerospace Corporation (Kaman). Kaman is currently developing a Flight Termination Safe and Arm (FTSA) for Joint Advanced Missile Instrumentation FTS. Together, the programmable FTRD and the FTSA form the core of a single-unit FTS.In Phase I, the FTRD was conceptually designed to accommodate a broad range of munitions and range-specific requirements. The RFIC will be designed and fabricated in Phase II. Kaman has committed to fund a concurrent Phase III effort to integrate theRFIC with other components to produce a fully functional, prototype FTRD, an important step toward subsequent certification and production .

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