Reconfigurable, Cognitive Software Defined Radio

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$600K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

IAI is actively developing Software Defined Radio platforms that can adaptively switch between different modes of operation by modifying both transmit waveforms and receiver signal-processing tasks on the fly. The proposed software reconfigurable radio implementation technique and the system design will leverage IAI's experience in SDRs, RF design, signal processing and firmware design. Our innovation focuses on implementing maximum transceiver functionalities digital reconfigurable devices (FPGA), and minimizing the number of analog components. Our SDR designs are based on COTS components and are modular in nature. This makes it easier to upgrade smaller units of the design with development in state-of-the-art, instead of re-designing the entire SDR platform. The proposed innovations are: