Field Programmable Gate Array Based Channelizer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0089
Agency Tracking Number: F051-017-2903
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-017
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 N.W. 31st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
DUNS: 362312290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Lewis
 Principal Engineer
 (352) 371-2567
 mike@athena-group.com
Business Contact
 Monica Murphy
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (352) 371-2567
Email: mmurphy@athena-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project, called the Athena Channelizer Technology 1, or ACT1, involves the innovation and evaluation of a new channelizer technology that will meet the needs of Department of Defense Transformational Communications program. Transformational communications is part of the military's overhaul of its currently diffused communications assets into an integrated system that expands military communications capabilities by an order of magnitude (10x). A critical enabling technology is a new class of 300 Mbps channelizers capable of assembling information channels by adaptively combining subbands found within a broadband spectrum, and also capable of efficiently operating in hostile environments using radiation hardened FPGA components. The proposed ACT1 solution is based on fusing a number of Athena authored and demonstrated innovations in the area of multi-band channelizers design, signal processing, design implementation, and fault tolerance. In Phase I, the proposed ACT1 solution will be developed and analyzed. When complete, ACT1 will provide the Transformational Communications Office with an infrastructure technology capable of adaptively maintaining acceptable bit-error-rates (BER), signal-to-noise ratios (SNR), and other signal quality metrics required to ensure the reliable delivery of information under a variety of satellite-borne conditions and circumstances.

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