Digital RF Fuze Module

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36307
Amount: $728,027.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
401 Camp Craft Road, Austin, TX, 78746
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. David M. Clickner
 (512) 306-1100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Short duration pulsed radar and ladar technology offers many advantages in missile fuzing applicaitons. In order to make this technology feasible, miniature wide bandwidth transmit/receive switches, transmitter/receiver isolation or limiting techniques, high speed analog-to-digital converters, and signal processing techniques must be developed. Radar pulses are approaching minimum pulse widths of 100 picoseconds with a 20 nanosecond pulse repetition interval (PRI). To capture such pulses, sample rates as high as 20 giga samples per second (GSPS) are desired.Systems & Processes Engineering Corporation (SPEC) proposes to development a Radar Data Acquisition Module (RDAM) for capture of received pulses produced by a high performance radar fuze sensor. The module design uses state-of-the-art Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) analog-to-digital converter and control/multiplexer(s), and high speed memory integrated circuits integrated into a Multi-Chip Module (MCM) to meet the stringent volume, performance, power, thermal, and shock requirements. Under a Phase II effort, SPEC will develop the digital high speed RDAM MCM. In addition, SPEC proposes to investigate RF switching and limiting technologies to be applied to the frontend radar circuitry.

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