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Company Information:

Name: TAHOE RF SEMICONDUCTOR
Address: 12834 Earhart Avenue
Auburn, CA
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 796-6797

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $297,302.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,498,286.00 2
STTR Phase I $69,823.00 1
STTR Phase II $499,958.00 1

Award List:

Development of Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phase Array Antenna Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Christopher Saint, Vice President of Engineering – (530) 823-9786
Award Amount: $69,823.00
RI Contact: Dr. Buckwalter
Abstract:
Coupled oscillator arrays provide electronic beam-steering for phased array antennas without the need for RF phase shifters. However, Defense systems require a large number of elements in the phased array antenna to generate antenna patterns with narrow beamwidth. This proposal outlines the… More

Low-noise amplifier (LNA) and Power amplifier (PA) for Radio-Frequency (RF) System-on-Chip (SoC) Applications on Silicon on Sapphire (SOS) Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DMEA
Principal Investigator: Martin Biller, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,268.00
Abstract:
This proposal explores the feasibility of a communication system based on the modulation of a magnetic field. The principle of mutual induction states that the voltage induced by mutual induction in one inductor is always proportional to the rate of current change in the other inductor. If one… More

Broadband Quadrature Mixers and I/Q Mismatch Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DMEA
Principal Investigator: Chris Saint, VP Engineering
Award Amount: $99,626.00
Abstract:
Silicon on Sapphire technology offer several advantages over bulk CMOS and BiCMOS technologies for the design of RFICs (RF Integrated Circuits) for the System on Chip radio applications. These advantages include superior radiation hardness, improved isolation between circuits, higher efficiency… More

Miniaturized Radiation Hardened Beam-Steerable GPS Receiver Front End

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Shaw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,408.00
Abstract:
NASA is seeking proposals for innovative research in the areas of on-orbit positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT).Tahoe RF is proposing to build a fully integrated radiation hardened beam steerable GPS receiver front end system that will support NASA's requirements for onboard navigation… More

Development of Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phase Array Antenna Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of California, San Diego
Principal Investigator: Chris Saint, VP Engineering – (530) 823-9786
Award Amount: $499,958.00
RI Contact: Carlos D. Molina J.D.
Abstract:
Tahoe RF"s will develop"BeamDirect,"a phased array beam forming & beam steering system which incorporates the LO Phase Shifting technology developed during the Phase I activities. The system will perform as a broad band phase array antenna receiver from 100 MHz to a 6 GHz in… More

Low-noise amplifier (LNA) and Power amplifier (PA) for Radio-Frequency (RF) System-onChip (SoC) Applications on Silicon on Sapphire (SOS) Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Chris Saint, VP Engineering – (530) 823-9786
Award Amount: $748,363.00
Abstract:
Tahoe RF will design, simulate, fabricate and test a low noise amplifier (LNA) and companion power amplifier (PA). The feasibility study for this design was completed during the Phase I activities. The design will be fabricated using a noise improved device models of a 0.25 m silicon-on-sapphire… More

Miniaturized Radiation Hardened Beam-Steerable GPS Receiver Front End

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Shaw, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,923.00
Abstract:
Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) capability via GPS services are used by NASA for (1) real-time on-board autonomous navigation, (2) attitude determination and (3) earth science including sea height and climate monitoring. It is expected that over the next two decades approximately 95% of ALL… More