Tunable High Quality Factor Radio Frequency Filters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0232
Agency Tracking Number: D12A-006-0071
Amount: $99,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: SB12A-006
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Kimball
 (858) 272-8800
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
 Brown University
 Larry Lasrson
 Box 1929, 164 Angell Street
Providence, RI, 02912-
 (401) 863-2276
 Nonprofit college or university
Next generation DoD electronic warfare (EW) and commercial communication systems are currently faced with the challenge of delivering a receiver capable of multi-band reception. The receiver must meet various wireless standards and cover an expanse of frequencies and bandwidths. Traditionally the solution to the multi-band converge problem employed many off chip frequency fixed filters and an individually tuned receiver chain for each band. This approach provides band selection and out-of-band jammer reduction with the cost of an increasingly unwieldy system. As the number of communication bands increase, the traditional approach results in a greater number of filters and, correspondingly, a higher cost, greater complexity, and heavier weight making this approach to multi-band receivers impractical. MaXentric will target a fully integrated design with a frequency agile front end filter capable of providing band selection and meeting typical wireless standards (WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, TV, MUOS, cellular, etc.). A full receiver design will be implemented with each stage of the receiver optimized for broad-band, high dynamic range reception.

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