USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Company Information:

Company Name: CUSTOM MMIC DESIGN SERVICES INC
City: Westford
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (978) 649-2660

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $317,653.00 4
SBIR Phase II $2,205,086.00 3

Award List:

High Efficiency, Low Power, Low Noise Amplifiers for SATCOM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President
Award Amount: $67,971.00
Abstract:
This proposal drastically reduces the existing power dissipation of low noise amplifiers within phase array systems. We intend to use an innovative and novel modification to a standard topology to achieve excellent performance with small size and mismatch tolerance. Such a novel use of current… More

High Efficiency, Low Power, Low Noise Amplifiers for SATCOM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President
Award Amount: $729,315.00
Abstract:
This proposal drastically reduces the existing power dissipation of low noise amplifiers within phase array systems. We have demonstrated both balanced and single ended amplifiers that meet the stringent specifications required by the phase 1 proposal. These designs are ready for immediate… More

Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
We propose utilizing TriQuint's developing GaN MMW process to achieve a highly efficient millimeter-wave power amplifier. Our approach is to consider the entire amplifier design flow and to work closely with TriQuint as outlined in their letter of intent towards the optimization of their process. We… More

X-Band and Ka Band Low Noise Block Downconverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President – (978) 467-4290
Award Amount: $99,773.00
Abstract:
Custom MMIC Design Services has significant experience in the design, characterization and destruction testing of MMW LNAs. We have successfully designed X-band LNAs on GaAs with sub 1dB noise figures. These designs have been shown to survive up to 1W of RF power with no input protection. CMDS has… More

Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President – (978) 467-4290
Award Amount: $725,890.00
Abstract:
The Phase 2 proposal details a comprehensive plan for the design and development of high power, high linearity, and high efficiency GaN amplifiers for millimeter-wave applications. Our plan is based around consideration of many elements within the design process including: device modeling, device… More

X-Band and Ka Band Low Noise Block Downconverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President – (978) 467-4290
Award Amount: $749,881.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose three distinct innovations which are key to achieving a drastic reduction of cost of a block downconverter, while simultaneously improving the overall performance. The use of GaN devices will allow exceptionally high performing MMICs to be developed which will reduce the system… More

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Blount, President – (978) 467-4290
Award Amount: $79,928.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, we consider GaN Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies to enable a low cost, high performance, thin, efficient, low size, weight and power (SWaP), Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar for high altitude submarine periscope detection. MMIC technology… More