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Ancortek develops light-weight and low-power modules for building short-range, light-weight and low-power software-defined radio-frequency (RF) systems for applications in industry automation, medical diagnosis, public safety and security, and academic research.

Software-defined systems, such as software-defined radio, communication systems, and radar systems, utilize software protocols to substitute hardware components, minimize the use of dedicated hardware, and implement/manage the transmitting and receiving functionality.

The software-defined architecture offers a great deal on system compactness and flexibility. Without modifying hardware, the software-defined system can be adopted in different scenarios and, thus, suitable for multipurpose applications. It can change its operating modes, waveforms, bandwidths, as well as processing functions.

We have developed compact-size, light-weight and low power software defined RF modules and FPGA-based processor modules in S, C, X, and K bands operating at 2.4 GHz, 5.8/6.2 GHz, 9,8 GHz and 24 GHz. Our software-defined systems provides a reusable platform enabling customers to easily build software-defined transmitter & receiver systems for a variety of applications.

Our software-defined system provides a reusable platform utilizing an RF-module and FPGA processor module architecture to improve system performance and reduce the size of hardware system.



Ancortek Inc., a Virginia, U.S.A. Corporation, was founded in early 2013.  All of our technical personnel hold Masters and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering.  Our company is headed by world-renowned leading expert Dr. Victor C. Chen who retired from the Radar Division of the US Naval Research Laboratory in 2010.

Dr. Chen, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, is internationally recognized for his work on ISAR, radar micro-Doppler signatures, and time-frequency based radar image formation. He authored four books: Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging – Principles, Algorithms, and Applications in 2014, Radar Micro-Doppler Signatures – Processing and Applications in 2014, The Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar in 2011, and Time-Frequency Transforms for Radar Imaging and Signal Analysis in 2002.   Still respected and sought-after post retirement from the US Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Chen was recently invited to speak at the 2017 IEEE Conference on micro-Doppler sensors in Seattle.