North Kingstown, RI November 30, 2015 – Applied Radar, Inc. (ARI has recently received a two-year Small Business Innovation Research SBIR) contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD) valued at $1.4 Million. The North Kingstown, RI based R&D firm is teamed with The Ohio State University Electroscience Laboratory (OSU-ESL) to develop and test a multi-channel digital receiver/exciter(DREX) for phased-array antenna systems. “This project brings together years of SBIR-funded research and development in multi-channel wideband DREX technology at ARI, and a world-class test facility at OSU-ESL, one of our Nation’s premier electrical engineering research institutions,” according to Dr. William Weedon, the Principal Investigator and President/CEO of Applied Radar, which has been in business for nearly 20 years. “This is a perfect example of a leading research university teaming with a small business to provide value to the US Government,” says Dr. Greg Creech, the OSU-ESL Assistant Director. The next-generation DREX technology has numerous applications to ground and airborne communications, radar and electronic sensing. A version of the hardware is also being used by Applied Radar under its own internal R&D funding to develop a wideband Gigabit communication system for financial markets.