Low-Cost, Multi-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-08-C-P607
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-114-2606
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-114
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Brad Weals
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
bweals@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The US Army has a need for a vehicle mounted arbitrary waveform generator to be used for research, development, and testing of various Electronic Surveillance (ES) and Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. The generator must be low-cost, multi-channel, high power, fast tuning, and capable of operation over a wide bandwidth. It must also be designed to operate from vehicle power or a battery pack, and it must be ruggedized for harsh environments, particularly for the shock and vibration associated with operation from a HMMWV. Toyon proposes to meet these requirements with a highly modular design consisting of up to 10 channel-modules and a backplane providing power and Ethernet connectivity. Each channel-module will support a fully independent, high power channel output over the entire operating band. Individual modules will have their own Flash Memory, field programmable gate array (FPGA), waveform synthesizer, up-conversion chain and set of power amplifiers (PAs). They will also be interchangeable, field replaceable, and individually configurable. Toyon is particularly well suited for the development and design of such a waveform generator due to our extensive signal processing, RF design, and prototyping experience.

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