Analog to Information (A2I) Sensing for Software Defined Receivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0122
Agency Tracking Number: N092-106-0500
Amount: $549,962.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-106
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
GIRD Systems, Inc.
310 Terrace Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45220
DUNS: 132595716
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Caffery
 Sr. R&D Engineer/Program
 (513) 281-2900
Business Contact
 H. Fan
Title: President
Phone: (513) 281-2900
Research Institution
ELINT systems are often limited in bandwidth because the Nyquist criterion restricts the sampled bandwidth to one half of the maximum sampling rate of the A/D converter. While A/D converter technology has improved over the last several years, it is still not sufficient for many wideband applications. Compressive sensing (CS) is a revolutionary concept recently proposed that allows for wider bandwidths to be processed using sampling rates less than the Nyquist rate when the sampled signals are sparse. Radar signals, such as those detected by an ELINT receiver typically meet such requirements for sparseness. GIRD Systems proposes to develop a hardware prototype of a new compressive sensing method that was developed in Phase I and is optimized for ELINT receivers that detect radar signals. By selecting an appropriate basis function set, we can deliver a system that meets performance expectations while still capable of being implemented in hardware.

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