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Multi-Band/Beam Module

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67757
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-216-2363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
4865 Sterling Drive Boulder, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Multi-Band/Beam Module
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0035
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this SBIR topic is to develop a phased array antenna module for multi-band/beam, dual polarized receive array at 15 GHz RHCP (Right Hand Circularly Polarized) and 20 GHz LHCP (Left Hand Circularly Polarized) and RHCP (Right Hand Circularly Polarized) supporting three simultaneous beam formations. Each antenna element requires an RF electronics package with three receivers, two at 20 GHz and one at 15 GHz. Each receiver chain needs to provide enough gain to establish system noise figure and overcome combiner network losses along with a digitally controlled phase shifter for beam forming. The multi band element receiver RF electronics would be fabricated on a single MMIC chip and packaged along with a digital latch for phase shifter control in a surface mount chip scale package. The custom MMIC would include two multi-stage LNAs with gain >24 dB. The first LNA would be used for the 20 GHz LHCP signal and the other would be used to amplify the RHCP signal for both the 15 GHz and 20 GHz bands. Critical to this development is the array and lattice design, mechanical layout, and antenna construction to support the module real estate.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
President
3034491855
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORP.
1200 28th Street, Suite 302 Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 651165101
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No