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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0273
Agency Tracking Number: N131-009-0093
Amount: $79,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-009
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ian Rumsey
 Senior RF Engineer
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Research Institution
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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