Advanced Flexible Architecture for UWB Receivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,945.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-06-C-0132
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-027-1449
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SYSTRAN FEDERAL CORP.
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dan Kien
Principal Investigator
(937) 429-9008
dkien@systranfederal.com
Business Contact:
Kenneth Baker
President and COO
(937) 429-9008
kbaker@systranfederal.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
UWB systems are promoted as a method of optimizing the limited bandwidth available for information transfer. However, UWB systems must contend with path loss, multiple reflections, and higher powered radiators like WLAN or radars. Unless a breakthrough occurs, these `jammers,' as well as DSP limitations, will limit sustainable data rates to <4Gbps. While jammers are typically intermittent and narrow-band, they are powerful enough to saturate a poorly designed front-end. SFC's innovative, highly linear designs will enable systems engineers to maximize the full potential and flexibility of UWB systems. SFC has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. In conjunction with our university research partner, we are proposing a novel and innovative approach to meet the demanding requirements listed in the solicitation. Under this SBIR, innovative mixed-signal AFEs and ADCs for UWB systems will be designed and fabricated using a mix of ICs and discrete components. The advanced systems developed will be used to implement innovative UWB receivers with parallel AFE-ADC chains that can operate as a low-power, tightly coupled, single channel or multiple independent receivers. This advanced, flexible architecture for UWB receivers will be scalable in bandwidth, relatively immune to narrowband interference, and have good dynamic range.

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