Expert System for Advanced Digital-RF Receiver

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,973.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-13-C-0236
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-079-0773
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-079
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
Deepnarayan Gupta
Executive VP RF Circuits
(914) 592-1190
gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact:
Steve Damon
Assistant Controller
(914) 592-1190
sdamon@hypres.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HYPRES proposes to develop an expert system to automate operation of its advanced digital-RF receivers (ADRs). In Phase I, we established the feasibility of automating ADRs by developing the necessary algorithms for two broad classes of superconductor chips that represent all seven ADRs delivered to date: ADCs with digital decimation filters (DDFs) and ADCs with deserializers. During Phase I, we also developed an expert system architecture, involving additional hardware components and software. Building on this work, the goal in Phase II is to build and integrate the expert system components, install on an ADR unit, first at HYPRES and then in a Government laboratory selected by ONR, and demonstrate that it can operate without human interaction. Functions, such as initial cool-down, periodic calibration, detection of malfunction and basic troubleshooting, will be automated. In Phase III, a set of such units will undergo operational testing in the field.

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