Tunable High Quality Factor Radio Frequency Filters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,942.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0232
Agency Tracking Number:
D12A-006-0071
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB12A-006
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145051095
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball
CTO
(858) 272-8800
dkimball@maxentirc.com
Business Contact:
Houman Ghajari
Director
(858) 272-8800
houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution:
Brown University
Larry Lasrson
Box 1929, 164 Angell Street
Providence, RI, 02912-
(401) 863-2276
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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