Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Navy | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 79.88K | Year: 2014
We proposed to analyze and demonstrate phase noise detection of emitters across a wide bandwidth>20 GHz with a novel RF sensor, and to identify and develop a set of approaches to make passive measurements of the signatures and phase noise of non-cooperative antenna platform systems, utilizing the emissions from the antenna and/or the reflections off the antenna from jammers and other transmitters. We will determine technical feasibility through modeling and simulation. We aim to demonstrate these techniques, and promote transition of these techniques to SEWIP Block2/3.
S2 Corporation | Date: 2012-12-04
A cryogenic apparatus is provided having a nested thermally insulating structure, thermal links, a vacuum shroud, and a cryo-cooler. The nested thermally insulated structure holds a sample to be cooled while dampening the external vibrations caused by the cryo-cooler, the surrounding environment or cryo-cooler mounting surface. The thermal link is made of thermally conductive wires which connect the nested thermally insulated structure and the cryo-cooler thereby allowing the apparatus to reduce vibrations inherent in the operation of the cryo-cooler.
S2 Corporation and Montana State University | Date: 2011-06-14
An apparatus includes a single or dual output port, dual-drive Mach-Zehnder Interferometer configured to generate a first optical signal in one path, and to generate a second optical signal in a different path. The apparatus also includes an optical spectrum analyzer configured to receive output from at least one port of the dual-drive Mach-Zehnder Interferometer. A method includes causing radio frequency signals from two different antennae to modulate an optical carrier at a corresponding drive of a dual-drive Mach-Zehnder Interferometer, and causing output from at least one port of the Mach-Zehnder Interferometer to be directed to an optical spectrum analyzer. The method further comprises determining arrival angle at each of a plurality of frequencies in the radio frequency signals based on output from the optical spectrum analyzer.
Montana State University and S2 Corporation | Date: 2015-03-27
A method and apparatus includes an optical source for a single order single-sideband suppressed-carrier optical signal with a bandwidth that scales from over 4 gigaHertz or is at least 8 GHz from an optical carrier frequency. In an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a stable laser source configured to output an optical carrier signal at a carrier frequency. The apparatus includes a radio frequency electrical source configured to output an electrical radio frequency signal with a radio frequency bandwidth less than one octave. The apparatus also includes an optical modulator configured to output an optical signal with the optical carrier signal modulated by the radio frequency signal in a plurality of orders (harmonics) of optical frequency sidebands. The apparatus further includes an optical filter configured to pass one single order optical frequency sideband of the optical signal, which sideband does not overlap the sideband of any other harmonic.
Montana State University and S2 Corporation | Date: 2012-06-10
Techniques for producing an arbitrary broadband waveform include storing a first waveform in a circulating coherent storage device. A next waveform is generated. A shifted replica is generated by shifting, by a frequency shift one of the next waveform or the waveform in the storage device. A combined waveform is stored by coherently combining the shifted replica and one of the next waveform or the waveform in the storage device which waveform is not frequency shifted. An apparatus includes a source of a carrier frequency waveform, and a modulator configured to impose the next waveform on the carrier frequency waveform. The apparatus also includes a circulating coherent storage device configured to store a coherent interaction between multiple waveforms. The apparatus also includes a frequency shifter configured to generate a shifted replica by shifting, by a frequency shift, one of the next waveform or a waveform in the storage device.