Reconfigurable Digital Transceiver (RDT) for Space Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA9453-12-M-0043
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-072-2036
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-072
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
MD, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator
 Michael Clark
 Senior Software Engineer
 (240) 481-5397
 mclark@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contracts and Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Email: mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
ABSTRACT: IAI proposes the design of a Reconfigurable Digital Transceiver (RDT), to achieve the goals of this solicitation. The proposed design will be prototyped in the earlier phases on a custom Multi-Channel Digital Synthesizer and Processor (MCDSP) platform that has been designed and field-tested by IAI for digital transceiver applications. Our innovation for this Phase-I is focused on integrating fixed crystal oscillator based transceivers with wideband digital frequency synthesis capability to cover Space-to-Ground Link Subsystem (SGLS) and the Unified-S band. We list Our approach proposes the use of a single 2.4 GHz oscillator and augmenting wideband direct digital synthesizers to cover the entire SGLS/ Unified S-band spectrum. The entire RDT design is proposed with space grade components, including conservative design strategies which increase the probability of future space qualification. BENEFIT: Military applications of this technology include spacecraft transceivers, UAS transceivers, and tactical radios for ground soldiers and weapon systems. The most promising commercial applications of the proposed programmable frequency transceiver besides spacecraft transceivers are: Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) radio for astronauts and rovers Arbitrary wideband waveform synthesizers and processors Reconfigurable Cognitive radio with multi-mode capabilities Multi-protocol programmable radios

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