Shipboard Wideband Collection Systems Using an S2-material based Receiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-09-C-1010
Agency Tracking Number: N071-110-0575
Amount: $599,760.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-110
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 4-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715
DUNS: 169797383
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kristian Merkel
 President & CEO
 (406) 922-0334
Business Contact
 Kristian Merkel
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (406) 922-0334
Research Institution
The objectives of the base project are three-fold: 1) An existing prototype hardware spectrum analyzer receiver system will be enhanced, tested in house, and ruggedized to enable it to be field tested at a federal test site (in the option). Work will focus on dynamic range improvements, continuous time coverage, and aims for innovation with multi-stage processing approaches to be analyzed and demonstrated. 2) A new crystal mount will be designed, engineered, and tested such that it can mounted in a closed-cycle cryostat including necessary applied magnetic fields, and with S2 Corporation’s proprietary vibration-isolation mounting, such that the system can achieve continuous operation. 3) The multi-function nature of S2 systems will be analyzed and documented with the goal of utilizing RF apertures for applications of electronic warfare, sensing and communications, in the context of a disruptive approach aimed to dominate the electro-magnetic spectrum for future designs in shipboard applications. In the option, the prototype hardware as assembly would be used for an external testing effort, and results documented.

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