Low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) wideband Digital Receiver Exciters (DREX) technologies for Radar and Communication Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,981.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0273
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-009-0093
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-009
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
Ian Rumsey
Senior RF Engineer
(303) 449-5211
irumsey@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Contracts Manager
(303) 449-5211
jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
FIRST RF will develop a low SWaP DREX system approach that will include a wideband, multichannel frequency conversion capability. Requirements and design viability for a flexible multi-mission system that can support advanced radar modes or high-bandwidth communications will be investigated. FIRST RF will also pursue an innovative DREX integration approach with the rest of a sophisticated phased array system. This integration approach seeks to minimize system SWaP by eliminating redundant enclosures, cabling, and thermal management systems. The resulting system will be low-profile, air cooled, and contain all necessary structural, RF, environmental enclosure, and DREX subsystems required for a next generation sensor. The successful completion of this program will allow naval airborne assets to have unprecedented capabilities for operating in a variety of ISR and force protection roles.

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