QuickCore Low-Overhead SCA Core Framework for Small Form Factor, Low Power SDRs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$374,804.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00039-09-C-0037
Award Id:
87650
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-092-0515
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8401 N. New Braunfels, Suite 324, San Antonio, TX, 78209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176568772
Principal Investigator:
Steven Smith
Chief Architect / PI
(210) 824-2348
steven.smith@quickflex.com
Business Contact:
Sally Draper
President and CEO
(210) 824-2348
sdraper@quickflex.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) holds great promise for advancing standardization and interoperability among both military radios in the DoD Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program and in software defined radio (SDR) systems in general. However, current SCA core framework implementations and the operating environments built with them have exhibited performance profiles and resource inefficiencies that have rendered them unsuitable for small form factor platforms. The QuickCore low-overhead SCA Core Framework addresses this challenge through the design and development of an SCA operating environment comprehensively tailored to small form factor platforms and developed on a platform representative of this class of radio. In addition, the QuickCore Phase II development effort will assume a measure of freedom in exploring potential deviations from and modifications to the current SCA specification and, in so doing, identify candidate change proposals to future versions of the SCA intended to improve its suitability for small form factor platforms for both JTRS radios in particular and for SDR systems in general. The FM3TR waveform will be used to drive the characterization and performance assessment of the Phase II QuickCore development.

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