ELMSFORD, N.Y., 3 August 2006. Hypres Inc., a developer of superconducting microelectronics (SME) technology, has received $800,000 in SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase II Plus contract additions from the Department of Defense in support of its effort to develop a compact cryocooler and its superconducting direct-conversion all digital receiver. Both are key components in the company's work to deliver to the DOD the industry's first all-digital transceiver (ADT) for wireless communications.
The ADT will be capable of digitizing multiple radio signals at RF directly from the antenna without any analog pre-processing, and digitally combine and pre-distort outgoing signals at RF frequencies.
A recent $400,000, 12-month SBIR Phase II Plus contact awarded by the U.S. Army supports continued work in miniaturizing the electronics within the compact cryocooler. When completed, the compact cryocooler will host a 4-channel full-duplex, wideband transceiver capable of being a high-end replacement in many new SATCOM and JTRS applications.