Shipboard Wideband Collection Systems Using an S2-material based Receiver

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,760.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-09-C-1010
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-110-0575
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-110
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
S2 Corporation
2310 University Way, Building 4-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
169797383
Principal Investigator:
Kristian Merkel
President & CEO
(406) 922-0334
merkel@s2corporation.com
Business Contact:
Kristian Merkel
President & CEO
(406) 922-0334
merkel@s2corporation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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