A Low Power FFT/IFFT for GPS Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F30602-01-C-0114
Agency Tracking Number:
011IF-1166
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 N.W. 31 Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
362312290
Principal Investigator:
Jonathon Mellott
Chief Technical Officer
(352) 371-2567
jon@athenagroup.com
Business Contact:
Monica Murphy
President
(352) 371-2567
mmurphy@athenagroup.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Athena Group will develop an innovative, low-power, fast Fourier transform (FFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheld global positioning system (GPS) receivers. Athena'sadvanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology is capable of performance levels well beyond those of conventional DSP technologies. Athena will analyze the processing requirements for the GPS receiver application, select an FFT processor configurationalong with pre- and post-FFT processing elements, and analyze the resulting design for speed, power, and hardware requirements. The proposer will optimize a solution that will lead to a commercial system-on-chip (SoC) anti-jam GPS application-specificintegrated circuit (ASIC) implementation.The commercial value of the developed technology is substantial since it will significantly improve the reliability and quality of GPS service. GPS applications are proliferating, especially in the land-based marketsegment. Numerous other mass-market FFT ASIC applications, such as asymmetric digital subscriber loop (ADSL) modems and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless communications, also indicate a high market potential for the proposedtechnology.

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