Direct Digital Radio Frequency (RF) Conversion Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-13-C-0108
Agency Tracking Number: N131-006-0858
Amount: $79,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: N131-006
Solitcitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Systems & Technology Research
600 West Cummings Park, Suite 6500, Woburn, MA, -
Duns: 964928464
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gil Raz
 Senior Member of Technica
 (781) 503-3298
 raz@STResearch.com
Business Contact
 Melinda Wood
Title: Director, Business Operat
Phone: (603) 718-9800
Email: Melinda.Wood@STResearch.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Systems & Technology Research (STR) with our partner Mercury Defense Systems (MDS, formerly KOR Electronics) present this proposal for developing new Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) technology. The combination of STR"s proven low size weight and power (SWAP) high performance receiver and digitizer technology with MDS"s leadership in DRFM technology will provide both innovation and experience in pursuing the proposed technology development. DRFM systems are an important tool in EW applications. The ability to use them on SWAP limited platforms while increasing their performance metrics is an important goal for future EW capabilities. The goal of this proposed effort is to develop an advanced all digital Electronic Attack (EA) DRFM system minimizing Radio Frequency (RF) component technology that will result in reduced size/cost/complexity and increase capability and effectiveness through wider bandwidth. Specifically we will explore Direct Digital RF Conversion approaches that eliminate the RF signal translation modules of conventional architectures. This direct digitization of RF signals will cover input frequencies between 2 GHz and 18 GHz. This is expected to reduce size and power requirements by significant margins. The per unit price reduction would allow for multiple parallel DRFM architectures capable of simulating emerging threats to US radar systems.

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