Analog to Information (A2I) Sensing for Software Defined Receivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0121
Agency Tracking Number: N092-106-0237
Amount: $999,954.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N092-106
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, -
Duns: 119301831
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dave Pechner
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 781-7416
Business Contact
 Andrea Singewald
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (970) 921-3401
Research Institution
Compressive sensing is based on the notion that the information content of a signal may be much less than its instantaneous bandwidth, and that this signal “sparseness” can be exploited directly during the sensing operation. When applied to the sampling of pulsed Radar signals, compressive sensing can allow Radar signals to be sampled below (possibly well below) the Nyquist rate, allowing for a very small yet flexible software defined Radar Warning Receiver (RWR). This compressive based RWR can detect and parameterize unknown received radar signals over the frequency range from 0.1-20 GHz and can provide parameter estimation of the Received power, Carrier Frequency, PRF, and Pulse Width. In this Phase II we will develop a prototype compressive based RWR in order to validate its performance against simulated radar signals.

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