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Agile, Multi Antenna Capable SDR Platform for Advanced Public Safety Communications

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $249,984)

The applicants propose to conduct much needed research with SDR based platforms using COTS chipsets (FPGA, DSP) and related antenna elements (MIMO, OFDM). All of the relevant LE spectrum bands will be addressed.


The applicant proposes to continue work on developing a high-speed data sharing system that is capable of transmitting a video feed. This technology is being developing with participation from University of California ' Irvine Police Department. This prototype will enable officers to send high-speed data transmissions within a challenging urban environment.


This funding is for the project titled "Agile, Multi-Atenna Capable SDR Platform for Advanced Public Safety Communications - Continuation". The awardee will continue to Develop new base-band algorithms to support cognitive power management techniques with the goal of reducing power consumption. In addition, develop SDR algorithms for multi-standard support, develop and implement algorithms to support multiple antennas on the platform and
design new RF components that support multiple antennas at lower power.


This project addresses agility, adaptability, and interoperability of public safety communications via a low power software defined (SDR), multi antenna radio prototype.


Date Created: September 13, 2006