Ultra-Compact UWB Transient Receiver/Digitizer (9693)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-05-M-0209
Agency Tracking Number: F051-012-1621
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-012
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: 089808760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 THOMAS LINNENBRINK
 President and Technical Director
 (719) 590-1112
 toml@qdot.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Linnenbrink
Title: President and Technical Director
Phone: (719) 590-1112
Email: toml@qdot.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Q-DOT proposes to develop an Ultra-Compact (1-2 chip) UWB Transient Receiver/Digitizer to enable the practical military application of UWB for identifying targets behind walls or in foliage. To date, UWB target identification system (TIS) deployment has been severely impeded by the rack-mounted, laboratory equipment required for the receiver/digitizer function. The proposed Receiver/Digitizer will enable numerous UWB TIS equipment for a variety of ground-based and airborne operations, specifically including a handheld UWB TIS. The Receiver/Digitizer will be realized in IBM's 8HP SiGe BiCMOS process via DoD's ITAR-compliant Trusted Foundry Agreement (TFA). During Phase I, the Receiver/Digitizer will be configured to meet mission requirements. Critical elements will be conceptually designed to project their performance. A prototype Receiver/Digitizer will be developed in Phase II prior to developing a handheld UWB TIS in Phase III.

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