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Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a Single Chip

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
94845
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B09B-004-0019
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09T004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Versaq
75 Fifth Street NW Centergy One, Suite 314 Atlanta, GA 30308
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a Single Chip
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7404
Award Amount: $99,987.00
 

Abstract:

In the proposed effort we plan to build a fully-operational X-band T/R Integrated Circuit. One of the key-elements to building a fully operational radar is the requisite RF electronics that feed to each antenna element. Historically, radar transmit/receive (T/R) modules have been implemented as complex, multi-chip GaAs MMICs, resulting in very high cost per T/R module, high launch weight, and high power dissipation; all of these characteristics are clear disadvantages for weight and size restricted vehicles. Very recently, however, SiGe technology, coupled with the low-power-density array radar system design paradigm has emerged as a viable path in defense radar system design and is rapidly gaining traction. While this low-cost, light-weight radar design paradigm was initially begun as a path forward for next-generation defense ground-based X-band tactical radars, this SiGe radar design methodology is clearly extendable to a variety systems, and will provide compelling advantages for MDA applications, other defense radar systems, and eventually commercial applications as outlined in this proposal.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Backes
Principal Research Engineer
4044835236
thomas.backes@versaq.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Backes
Principal Research Engineer
4044835236
thomas.backes@versaq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Versaq
75 Fifth Street NW Centergy One, Suite 314 Atlanta, GA 30308

EIN/Tax ID: 208397268
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Georgia Institute of Technology
777 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Contact: John Cressler
Contact Phone: 4048945161