Universal Radio Frequency (RF) Communications Transceiver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-09-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: N083-224-0065
Amount: $67,447.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-224
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
The Athena Group, Inc.
3424 NW 31 Street, Gainesville, FL, 32605
DUNS: 361757644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Lewis
 Principal Engineer
 (352) 371-2567
 mikeL@athena-group.com
Business Contact
 Monica Murphy
Title: Principal Engineer
Phone: (352) 371-2567
Email: mmurphy@athena-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Joint Tactical Radio System is projected to form the future military communications link that enables every echelon access to vital information. The JTRS credo is to embrace software defined radio (SDR) in order to enable communications between disparate systems using a common platform. Adapting communications to any standardized waveform is accomplished by rapidly reconfiguring the radio software for the waveform of choice. The Athena Radio Technology (ART) offers a configurable digital radio system that has reduced power and packaging requirements compared to the current UT LRU. Consisting of high-performance analog RF preconditioning, digital up and down converters, up and down sampling CIC filters, and FIR filters, ART form the core of a digital transceiver.

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