Digital Array Radar Processor (DARP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-2051
Agency Tracking Number: N031-2031
Amount: $69,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
101 West 6th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78701
DUNS: 118514855
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Hallidy
 Chief Analyst
 (512) 479-7732
Business Contact
 Jean Lang
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Research Institution
Coherent Logix, Incorporated (CLX) proposes to develop concepts and design approaches that substantiate an achievable, highly parallel signal processing technology for DAR applications. This will enable the execution of real-time beamforming and pulsecompression algorithms.In the Phase I program, CLX will implement real time wideband adaptive beamforming and pulse compression algorithms on it''s new innovative microprocessor architecture, HyperX. HyperX is a revolutionary new digital signal processing technology based onthe culmination of years of research and development in embedded processor architectures and hardware solutions to provide fast parallel processing of imaging and algorithmic data. The HyperX technology provides a dynamically reprogrammable, portable, andextremely power efficient solution. This development will provide the Government with a new signal processing technology that will execute real time wideband digital array radar algorithms. The core signal processor technology is adaptable to all facetsof communication and image signal processing.The target market for the algorithms and software/hardware technologies being proposed is initially the Government military. Although the SBIR topic is intended to address the radar needs onboard ships close to shore, there are numerous other militaryoperations where computation intensive algorithms need to be used for target discrimination, target classification and automatic target recognition in an environment with strong land clutter, man-made sources of EMI (other radars, cell phone towers) andjamming signals. We do not know at this time the size of the military market other than that it is significant.Our business development approach will be to team with a strategic partner well established in providing military radar systems and knowledgeable about shipboard requirements. Coherent Logix will focus on developing and manufacturing the digital signalprocessor, and either develop in-house or team with another company to develop/license the algorithms. Coherent Logix will sell the component assembly to our partner to integrate into the radar electronics. We would most likely need to work throughseveral additional partners in order to address other high resolution, robust radar military applications.The digital signal processor software and hardware that will be developed is also applicable to the commercial markets where there is a predicted explosion of video signal volume over the next decade, including such consumer products as digitalbroadcasting, personal video recorders, HDTV, advanced medical imaging and video enabled PDAs. Coherent Logix will initially target the digital television market for MPEG processing, image format conversions, and signal processing to address themulti-path and Doppler effects associated with implementing the ATSC 8-VSB demodulation standard.

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