ADEPT: Athena Digital Excision Processor Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F30602-02-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: 021IF-1960
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3424 N.W. 31 Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
DUNS: 362312290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Mellott
 Chief Technology Officer
 (352) 371-2567
 jon@athena-group.com
Business Contact
 Monica Murphy
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (352) 371-2567
Email: mmurphy@athena-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The Athena Group, Inc. will develop an innovative, low-power, fast Fourier transform (FFT) and inverse FFT (IFFT) processor for use in mitigating both intentional and unintentional narrowband jamming and interference in handheld global positioning system(GPS) receivers. Athena's advanced digital signal processing (DSP) technology is capable of performance levels well beyond those of conventional DSP processing technologies. Athena will analyze the processing requirements for the GPS receiver application,select an FFT/IFFT processor configuration along with supervisory 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-specific integrated 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 market segment. Numerous other mass-market FFT ASIC applications, such as asymmetric digital subscriber loop (ADSL) modems, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless communications, and co-channel interference(CCI) rejection for wireless communications also indicate a high commercial potential for the proposed technology."

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