Extensible Affordable Software Defined Radio with Cross-Band Cross-Protocol Capability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0310
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-034-0243
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T034
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
ACADIA OPTRONICS, LLC
1395 Piccard Drive, Suite 210, Rockville, MD, 20850
DUNS: 160071718
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Hagley
 Chief Operating Officer, Acadia
 (240) 731-1300
 edwardhagley@acadiaoptronics.com
Business Contact
 Edward Hagley
Title: Chief Operating Officer, Acadia
Phone: (240) 731-1300
Email: edwardhagley@acadiaoptronics.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF KANSAS
 Maile Fincher
 2385 Irving Hill Road
228 Youngberg Hall
Lawrence, KS, 66045 7563
 (785) 864-7705
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Acadia Optronics, LLC, in partnership with the University of Kansas, proposes to develop a hybrid reconfigurable Software-Defined-Radio (SDR) architecture in which plug-in, front-end, rf modules interface to powerful, reconfigurable processing hardware and software through high-throughput interconnects. The complexity of the plug-in modules may range from simple antennas, to complete communication systems (e.g. 802.11b/g/n), depending on the availability of COTS chipsets/hardware. The interface specifications between the plug-in modules and the reconfigurable hardware (FPGAs) will be flexible enough to support analog-rf, or digitized-data transmission, depending on the degree of signal processing in the plug-in module itself. The FPGAs will be interfaced to the host operating system through the use of high-bandwidth PCI-Express x8 interfaces, which each provide an aggregate throughput of 16 Gb/s. This hybrid architecture, benefitting from recent developments in communication interfaces, FPGA processing power, and COTS products, will be powerful, flexible, and low cost.

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