NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 A2.01-8297
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Flight Test and Measurements Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: A Reconfigurable Transmitter and Receiver for Aeronautical Telemetry Applications

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Indiana Microelectronics, LLC
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd
West Lafayette, IN 47906 - 4182
(765) 237-3397

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Eric Hoppenjans
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd
West Lafayette, IN 47906 - 4182
(765) 237-3397

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mike McPheters
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd
West Lafayette, IN 47906 - 4182
(630) 868-8381

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 2

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Flight Test and Measurements Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This project focuses on the development of a reconfigurable microwave transmitter and receiver for telemetry applications. Both the transmitter and receiver are able to operate at any frequency between the L and C Bands. The software defined transmitter is able to change its center frequency, output bandwidth and output power as well as operate with multiple simultaneous output frequencies. The flexible receiver is also capable of reconfiguring its center frequencies and bandwidths to match the output characteristics of the transmitter. Interference sensing and mitigation techniques also allow the receiver to provide pristine signal reception in over-crowded microwave environments.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential applications of the RMFTR for NASA will be advanced aeronautical system testing capabilities, that enable high data rate telemetry. Increasing the data capacity of telemetry systems will allow NASA flight test teams to increase the sensor payloads on test vehicles. An increased number of sensor will provide NASA the ability to test and monitor an increasing number of flight metrics, enhancing the quality and quantity of flight test data.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The telemetry community is under increasing pressure when it comes to spectrum availability for flight tests and missile system testing. The proposed RMFTR will provide the telemetry community with a flexible, programmable transmitter that can quickly adapt to the available spectrum, maximizing the spectrum usage and minimizing interference to neighboring systems. Therefore, it is anticipated that the telemetry community will be the first adopters of the proposed product, and the commercialization strategy is based upon this first-use application.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Condition Monitoring (see also Sensors)
Data Acquisition (see also Sensors)
Sensor Nodes & Webs (see also Communications, Networking & Signal Transport)
Telemetry/Tracking (Cooperative/Noncooperative; see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)

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