Wideband Sub-Array Digital Receiver Exciter (DREX) Development and Packaging

Period of Performance: 11/05/2012 - 11/04/2014


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Applied Radar, Inc.
315 Commerce Park Road, Unit 3
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Principal Investigator


Applied Radar, Inc. is developing the Single Channel Open Source Architecture (SCORE ) digital receiver/exciter (DREX) card which represents a revolutionary step leap in SWAP-C reduction. The SCORE card is a 3U OpenVPX card which incorporates a single channel of waveform generation, RF Upconversion, RF Downconversion, and waveform capture and processing. Importantly, the design is scalable, and designed for multi-channel applications involving digital beforming. Additional channels are supported by simply adding more 3U cards, which may be synchronized together to support radar systems of various sizes and for different applications from large BMDS systems to smaller tactical radars.