Wideband, Adaptable, Modular, Scalable Digital Receiver Exciter (WAMS-DREX)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$559,591.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-13-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5097
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-060
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Colorado Engineering Inc.
1310 United Heights Suite 105, Colorado Springs, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
131860632
Principal Investigator
 Jason Fritz
 Systems Engineer
 (719) 388-8582
 jason.fritz@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Business Contact
 Nancy Scally
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Email: nancy.scally@coloradoengineeringinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
A radar or electronic warfare (EW) system that was primarily digital from the antenna to baseband would offer tremendous flexibility and capability in addition to decreasing the cost, maintenance and ability to upgrade performance. As radars increase in both transmit frequency and bandwidth, achieving this goal becomes more challenging, and the key technology for achieving this is in the conversion from digital to analog and vice versa. Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) devices are continually pushing the envelope in terms of speed, bandwidth and resolution. Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) proposes to design and fabricate high speed ADC and DAC modules using the latest technology to achieve at least 4 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth (IBW) with a resolution exceeding 8 effective number of bits (ENOB). This exceeds the current state-of-the-art and can significantly impact future system designs by eliminating much of the expensive and performance variable analog RF components between the antenna and digital processing elements including mixers, filters, amplifiers and beamformers.

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