Waveform Design, Database, and Development for Radio Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,075,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0203
Agency Tracking Number:
D2-1131
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-007
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive, Goleta, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Richard Cagley
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
rcagley@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
For more than a decade there has been interest in behavioral language entry and translation to hardware description languages (HDL) for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This has culminated in a wide array of electronic design automated (EDA) tools that can translate high level languages, such as C/C++ and their variants, to HDL. Largely driven by the EDA industry, these prior tools have been expensive, difficult to use, and generally requiring expert knowledge. As such, there has been, and continues to be, a wall between algorithms designers and code entry into FPGAs. Work in this proposed effort seeks to dramatically change this paradigm by focusing on FPGA entry based on industry-standard MATLAB. By combining this with Toyon supplied radio development platforms, supporting software, tutorials, and other documentation, we seek to provide a unified development environment for designing wireless communication systems. Furthermore, because the development flow is well integrated with other existing tools, such as Simulink HDL Coder and MATLAB C/C++ Coder, the approach is extensible and portable across different processor and FPGA families. Similarly, the approach is flexible in that any radio vendor can leverage the toolset in a general fashion.

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