Large Time Band Width Product Signal Acquisition Processors
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-065
Topic Title: Large Time Band Width Product Signal Acquisition Processors
Proposal No.: N141-065-0549
Firm: Azure Summit Technology, Inc.
3050 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 600
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-2834
Contact: Mark Sullivan
Phone: (571) 308-1402
Web Site:
Abstract: Azure Summit Technology, Inc. (Azure) will use the acquisition processor to process a wideband stream of RF spectrum. A "virtual tuner" will process this stream to provide applications with baseband data at desired bandwidths, center frequencies, and time intervals. The wideband stream will also be monitored for new signal activity, and baseband data associated with this activity will be delivered to applications for further characterization. The application software resides in a heterogeneous cloud of computing resources.
Benefits: Azure is proposing an open architecture that allows the integration of products from other vendors, including RF front ends with digitizers, general-purpose processors, graphical processing units, and multicore parallel processors. Our approach supports development on commercial timescales with an ability to rapidly upgrade capabilities to meet new challenges.