Expert System for Advanced Digital-RF Receiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-C-0236
Agency Tracking Number: N121-079-0773
Amount: $749,222.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N121-079
Solitcitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, 10523-1109
Duns: 103734869
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Deepnarayan Gupta
 Executive VP RF Circuits
 (914) 592-1190
 gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact
 Steve Damon
Title: Assistant Controller
Phone: (914) 592-1190
Email: 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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