A 16384-channel 8GHz Bandwidth Polyphase Spectrometer

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,997.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX12CA46C
Agency Tracking Number:
104041
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MOSAIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
176 Melrose Avenue, Monrovia, CA, 91016-2139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967724089
Principal Investigator:
Raoul Tawel
Principal Investigator
(626) 305-5550
raoul@mosaixtech.com
Business Contact:
Raoul Tawel
Business Official
(626) 305-5550
raoul@mosaixtech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Growing concern over global climatic and environmental changes and our urgent need to quantify track and understand their impact on our planet¿s atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces have prompted the development of extremely sensitive and technologically sophisticated instruments. To meet the challenges of these next generation instruments, a new class of high performance electronics needs to be developed. In this SBIR Phase II proposal, Mosaix proposes to design and build two separate low power, and compact single board digital poly-phase Fast Fourier Transform spectrometer (FFTS) optimized for the back-end signal processing requirements of next generation instruments. These two spectrometer designs are targeted to meet different mission requirements and leverage a common FPGA based digital electronic design and spectrometer IP core. Whilst sharing a common architecture, the boards differ in the analog-to-digital (ADC) samplers used at the front-end of the spectrometer and the actual FPGA device used for the digital signal processing tasks. The first spectrometer design is for a 8 GHz bandwidth spectrometer targeted for earth observing (EOS) missions. The second spectrometer design is for a 750 MHz bandwidth spectrometer targeted for planetary radiometer missions. The spectrometers developed under this SBIR will be state-of-the-art spectrometers.

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