Advanced Reconfigurable Communications Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,032.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N66001-11-M-5105
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-189-0648
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-189
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Escape Communications, Inc.
2790 Skypark Dr, Ste 203, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
15-821-72
Principal Investigator:
Jim Nadeau
VP Engineering
(310) 997-1303
jnadeau@escapecom.com
Business Contact:
Michael Stewart
President
(310) 997-1301
mstewart@escapecom.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Exponential growth in cost, schedule, and risk of satellite communications programs is largely attributable to reliance on space-qualified digital ASICs. This trend is driving an industry need for space-qualified reconfigurable hardware solutions and the efficient signal processing"gateware"that can fully exploit them. One of the key signal processing functions needed for a Software Reconfigurable Payload is a flexible and efficient Sampled IF Filter. Escape Communications specializes in configurable and flexible communication architectures and products. Escape has experience developing and implementing efficient flexible signal processing algorithms and developing path-to-flight hardware for Software Reconfigurable Payloads with proven on-orbit success. The goal of Escape"s Phase 1 proposal is to derive the key SIF filter requirements, define candidate signal processing algorithms to meet these requirements, and analyze the algorithm implementation architectures against known SIRF-based payload resources. The Phase 1 Option will define the work plan necessary to implement and demonstrate a flexible Sampled IF Filter on flight or path-to-flight hardware in Phase 2.

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