Combined spectral management/ satellite receiver modem

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,957.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0264
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-082-0869
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-082
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145051095
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball
CTO
(858) 272-8800
dkimball@maxentric.com
Business Contact:
Houman Ghajari
Director
(858) 272-8800
houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Satellite transponder bandwidth cost has always been expensive, and more efficient use of this scarce asset is highly desirable. Operators around the world are demanding smarter satellite systems capable of optimized dynamic bandwidth allocation through Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD) and Quality of Service (QoS) as well cost effective end-user terminals and ground stations based on commercial standards to benefit from global economies of scale. Conventional analog system implementations have many performance limitations that include frequency dependency, non-linearities, high insertion losses, circuit tuning requirements and expensive waveguide inter-connections that ultimately limit the performance of the complete receiver system. These limitations are greatly multiplied when operational scenarios require multiple frequency and channel configurations.Solving these problems requires extension of digital processing to the traditionally analog RF domain. Superconductor electronics allow for direct-conversion system approach has been realized with Digital-RF architecture. This architecture enables digital signal distribution system and can provide multiple band operation within a single integrated system. Here are we are proposing a single software defined receiver system that can be used to monitor satellite operations and also act as a multi-band terminal and intruder detection.

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