Microminiature Sensor System for FORCENet

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,267.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-05-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-181-0566
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-181
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Small Business Information
SOFTRONICS LIMITED
6920 Bowman Lane NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028456932
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sternowski
Principal Investigator
(319) 431-0314
bobs@softronicsltd.com
Business Contact:
Robert Sternowski
President
(319) 431-0314
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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