The U.S. Air Force has signed an accord with Camgian Microsystems, a Mississippi-based company, to design a low power RF transceiver.
The order routed through the Air Force Research Laboratory, is a Phase III, Small Business Innovation Research program and is a three-year contract worth about $9.2 million.
The company will manufacture two low-power Application Specific Integrated Circuits that will offer considerable energy efficiency in various military electronic sensor systems, including radars and infrared cameras. The RF device will combine the company’s low-power radar design with AFRL’s intellectual property on the radar-on-a-chip technology.
According to Gary Butler, president and chief executive officer Camgian Microsystems, the project endeavor is to enhance the working endurance of crucial ground and airborne ISR sensor applications thereby enhancing both sensor and on-board digital signal processing capabilities.