Low Power Ultra-Wideband Digitizer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0224
Agency Tracking Number: N121-093-1419
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N121-093
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105, Colorado Springs, CO, -
Duns: 131860632
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Fritz
 Systems Engineer
 (719) 388-8582
 jason.fritz@coloradoengineeringinc.
Business Contact
 Nancy Scally
Title: CEO
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Email: nancy.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The objective is to design a low power 20 GHz digitizer using a Nyquist Folding front end based on technology developed at L-3 Communications and 5 GHz ADC module designed by CEI in a previously awarded Phase I SBIR. The baseline design is a single channel with a modulated sampling signal at 10 Gsps followed by a 5 GHz low pass filter and amplifier. This signal is then digitized with the 5 GHz TI-ADC module with an FPGA for equalization and signal reconstruction. A feasibility and requirements analysis that will be conducted in Phase I will determine if a second channel is necessary in order to unambiguously recover the original RF. For the two channel case, both channels will utilize a constant sampling signal, but with a different offset.

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