Microminiature Sensor System for FORCENet

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-06-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: N042-181-0566
Amount: $699,320.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
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
DUNS: 028456932
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Sternowski
 PI
 (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
The miniature ESM receiver payload from Phase I will be prototyped into both an ESM and communications relay payload with low profile broadband antenna and high speed miniature TCDL Ku-band downlink. All aspects of the payload are very lightweight, small, low power, and inexpensive commensurate with use in an expendable UAV or similar FORCEnet sensor application. The system achieves its goals by innovative use of commercial components and technology from unrelated market applications. The remotely controlled payload operates from 0.5 MHz into the microwave range, and can downlink a variety of information selected by the user. A sophisticated software-defined radio "backend processor" provides all standard SIGINT high speed search, collection, and identification functions found in much larger and expensive equipment. A standard USN TCDL/CDL shipboard terminal receives the downlink data.

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