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Wide Bandgap Amplifier Linearization

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87519
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-039-0382
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
Two Executive Drive Suite 305 Chelmsford, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Wide Bandgap Amplifier Linearization
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0157
Award Amount: $747,222.00
 

Abstract:

Auriga Measurement Systems, LLC and BAE Systems have teamed for this program. The objective is to reduce the intermodulation distortion (IMD) in wide bandgap solid state amplifiers that results from multi-tone signals. For this program, up to 8 simultaneous tones will be studied. To demonstrate the reduction of IMD, a power amplifier will be made that is capable of operating under multi-tone drive without sacrificing the efficiency of the amplifier. This program will be a two-year continuation of the six-month Phase I SBIR. During that effort, an amplifier was designed that is capable of meeting the requirements set by the Navy. This work will create a prototype from that effort. This program will investigate a method known as envelope tracking, which enables an amplifier to operate in a multi-tone environment without sacrificing the efficiency. Auriga is proposing a novel concept of using Gallium Nitride (GaN) to implement the envelope tracking method.

Principal Investigator:

Nickolas Kingsley
Principal Engineer
9784411117
nick_kingsley@auriga-ms.com

Business Contact:

Yusuke Tajima
Principal Engineer
9784411117
ytajima@auriga-ms.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AURIGA MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS LLC
650 Suffolk Street Suite410 Lowell, MA 01854

EIN/Tax ID: 201168370
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No