Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology for Covert Airborne Radio and Other Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$727,886.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
25913
Agency Tracking Number:
25913
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
450 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA, 02173
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Gerald Ross
(813) 957-3080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Advances in impulse, or Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology by ANRO Engineering, Inc. (ANRO) over the past 10 years now provide a firm foundation for advanced communication system applications, including video, voice, data and ranging information in an LPI/D waveform. A UWB data link is proposed to meet the requirements for a Wideband Covert Airborne Radio (WCAR) capable of providing wind dropsonde and two-way air-to-air communication requirements. ANRO has demonstrated the capability to transmit covert UWB data at a rate of 1 Mb/s for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle applications. Under UWB radar programs ANRO has developed certain novel components including a high power transmitter, CFAR receiver, and a high-gain, low-noise amplifier. These modules will be utilized in a combined theoretical and experimental program to prove WCAR feasibility. ANRO will perform an analysis of the performance and cost of a WCAR system. A brassboard model demonstrating the feasibility of a free space data link is proposed under Phase I. Under Phase II, ANRO will deliver hardware for flight testing and evaluation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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