ACT1: Advanced Channelizer Array Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number: F051-017-2903
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-017
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
THE ATHENA GROUP, INC.
3424 NW 31 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 II project, called the Athena Channelizer Technology 1, or ACT1, involves the realization 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 channelizer capable of assembling information channels by adaptively combining subbands found within a broadband spectrum, while also capable of efficiently operating in hostile environments using radiation tolerant components. The Athena ACT1 solution is the fusion of multiple Athena authored and demonstrated innovations in the area of multi-band channelizer design, signal processing, fault tolerance, and implementation. In Phase I, the proposed ACT1 solution was developed and analyzed. In Phase II, Athena will design and implement an ACT1 channelizer that will provide the Transformational Communications Office with an infrastructure technology capable of ensuring the reliable delivery of information under a variety of satellite-borne conditions and circumstances.

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