Microminiature Sensor System for FORCENet

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-05-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N042-181-0566
Amount: $99,267.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: N04-181
Solitcitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
SOFTRONICS LIMITED
6920 Bowman Lane NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Duns: 028456932
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Sternowski
 Principal Investigator
 (319) 431-0314
 bobs@softronicsltd.com
Business Contact
 Robert Sternowski
Title: President
Phone: (319) 431-0314
Email: bobs@softronicsltd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A microminiature radio sensor system may be decomposed into antenna, RF, and digital subsystems, plus support elements (power, case, datalink, storage, etc.). The difficult aspect of the requirements is the simultaneous requirement for small size, wide frequency coverage, low power consumption, dynamic range, and integral datalink. Most are classical tradeoffs for radio system designs, but newer technologies may enable better solutions and compromises. Softronics proposes to begin with a system requirements analysis, and proceed to survey the newest available technologies in each subsystem, combine them with our knowledge of classical surveillance system techniques and technology, and generate a preliminary system design candidate for Phase I Option critical breadboarding and Phase II prototype implementation. Our proposed tasking will consider all possibilities from our trade studies in developing new architectures best meet the requirements set, but also offers several novel and innovative RF and antenna architectures for consideration based on internal Softronics research.

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