Hiawatha on a Chip (HoC): Ultra-Sensitive, Ultra-Low Power Radio Frequency (RF) Field Sensor

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nokomis, Inc.
310 5th St. Array
Charleroi, PA 15022
Principal Investigator


Nokomis will adapt its mature ultra-sensitive radio frequency (RF) sensor to minimize power consumption while retaining processing capabilities and sensitivity to minute RF field perturbations. Hardware and circuit design will be conducted, with necessary components identified and tested under laboratory conditions to demonstrate performance. Experiments with a breadboard prototype and electrical models will inform the design of the integrated and miniaturized RF field sensor. The resulting product will be a design for an integrated System-on-a-Chip (SoC) which incorporates the functionality and performance of existing Nokomis sensors on an integrated die along with a breadboard prototype. The developed SoC will be ruggedized to enable direct integration with systems, subsystems, and components in current military platforms. Nokomis will leverage established relationships with prime military suppliers to ensure that the SoC design can be directly integrated without adversely affecting existing system performance or specifications. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)