Compact High Speed Signal Processor
Navy SBIR FY2014.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2014.1
Topic No.: N141-053
Topic Title: Compact High Speed Signal Processor
Proposal No.: N141-053-0299
Firm: Colorado Engineering Inc.
1915 Jamboree Drive
Suite 165
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
Contact: Phillip Roberts
Phone: (719) 388-8582
Web Site:
Abstract: Colorado Engineering, Inc. (CEI) proposes to leverage its expertise in development of compact high speed signal processors for radar applications including U.A.V. to develop similar technologies for torpedo defense applications. A total systems approach will be emphasized that will incorporate state of the art APU, GPU, and FPGA components to develop a common signal processing platform that will meet the needs of a variety of sensor platforms. CEI is familiar with highly dense packaging technologies including extremely dense multilayer PCB's, MCM's and ASIC's. The goal will be to leverage technologies whose advancement is being driven by commercial applications such as telecommunications, video gaming and computing. CEI will apply these technologies to meet the Navy's unique requirements for torpedo defense applications. The TPOC has expressed that these technologies should be implementable within the next few years. CEI is engaged with many commercial technology suppliers and is familiar with their roadmaps. CEI will also engage with Subject Matter Experts (SME's) in torpedo defense applications to tailor the signal processing solution to meet the Navy's needs in this problem space.
Benefits: CEI has developed software and hardware technologies for a variety of government programs, and the team has transitioned over 37 products to production for use in DoD and Government systems. CEI also has experience commercializing technology developed under Government-funded programs. Products are packaged as COTS items, listed on a catalog price sheet, supported with technical application notes and marketing materials, and made available for sale to both the commercial and Government markets. CEI will promote technologies developed under this effort as part of its standard commercial product marketing and sales activities. As further evidence of CEI's success with commercialization of SBIR technology, the Small Business Administration recently presented CEI the 2011 Tibbetts Award for the RARE Phase II program. This prestigious award is presented to small businesses that represent excellent in achieving the mission and goals of the SBIR and STTR program, stimulate technological innovation, and increase commercialization of Federal research. For the CHSSP program, CEI will draw upon its contacts within AFRL, the Navy, and three-letter agencies while simultaneously leveraging the input from subject matter experts such as BBN.