Low-Cost, Multi-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-P607
Agency Tracking Number: A072-114-2606
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: A07-114
Solitcitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
Duns: 054672662
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brad Weals
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 bweals@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance and Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: 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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