Wideband Radio Frequency (RF) Data Recorder and Playback System

Period of Performance: 06/23/2008 - 04/29/2011


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

X-com Systems
12345-B Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Principal Investigator


X-COM Systems' proposed solution is a comprehensive system for data acquisition, storage and playback of wideband RF signals. This design utilizes advancements in FGPA technology, A/D, D/A, and storage circuitry to create a Wideband RF recorder with well-defined communication interfaces for three major subsystems - acquisition, storage and playback. Scalability is emphasized throughout the design to ensure that subsequent components derived from technological advances are easily integrated. For time-critical, real-time functionality, dedicated hardware is recommended over processor-intensive solutions with shared-bus architectures, which can diminish performance. X-COM's knowledge and experience from similar R&D efforts are detailed to demonstrate the effectiveness of this innovative solution.