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Low-Cost Chaos Radar

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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TechFlow, Inc.
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE Suite 4200 Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Low-Cost Chaos Radar
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0020
Award Amount: $409,641.00


To address the Army"s Phase-II requirements for a low-cost chaos-based radar demonstrator, TechFlow and its research partners- the University of New Mexico and Forza Silicon Corp., will implement and test a prototype E-band chaos radar system incorporating a coherent receiver. In Phase I, the TechFlow team performed a comprehensive study of the coherent chaos-based modulation scheme described by Corron, Blakely and Stahl (CBS). The feasibility of the coherent CBS chaos radar for automotive applications was demonstrated. TechFlow carefully studied analog, mixed-signal, opto-electronic, and high-speed digital system implementation architectures for CBS baseband transmitters and associated matched filters operating in the RF and microwave regime, and identified the most cost effective, risk mitigated architecture for Phase-II implementation. Through HDL co-simulations, TechFlow demonstrated the generation of>100MHz chaotic baseband radar signals and a technique to encode binary user-specified data into the CBS modulation with encoding rates>10Mbps. In Phase-II, we will experimentally demonstrate these capabilities in a controlled field environment. TechFlow has formalized a commercialization and technology transition plan through Phase-III with key support from prime integrators in the radar, electronic warfare and communication market sectors, and generating keen interest from the Army Research Laboratories, which has advocated further development of our technology.

Principal Investigator:

Sameer Hemmady
Sr. Computational Physicist
(505) 903-6845

Business Contact:

Susan C. Haverland
Sr. Bus. Mgr./Director of Contracts
(505) 903-6843
Small Business Information at Submission:

TechFlow, Inc.
2155 Louisiana Blvd., NE Suite 3200 Albuquerque, NM 87110-

EIN/Tax ID: 954620091
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of New Mexico
Pre-Award Services, 1700 Lomas
NE Suite 22000 MSC01 1247
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Contact: Shannon Denetchiley
Contact Phone: (505) 277-4186