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Light-Weight, High-efficient, Wideband Compact Power Amplifier

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
63022
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-0961
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Green Mountain Radio Research Company
77 Vermont Avenue Colchester, VT 05446-3121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Light-Weight, High-efficient, Wideband Compact Power Amplifier
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAB07-03-C-K61
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The military makes extensive use of high-power signals at frequencies from 1.5 MHz to 3 GHz for communication, jamming, and other applications. The proposed ultra-wideband high-efficiency power amplifier is based upon a combination of a high-efficiency RFpower amplifier (PA) and electronic tuning. The high-efficiency PA provides maximum power output and minimum power consumption, thus allowing increases in battery life and reductions in size, weight, and prime power. Electronic tuning ensures that the PAmaintains high-efficiency operation over a wide band of frequencies and in the presence of variable load impedance. Basic power modules with outputs of 200 to 500 W are envisioned. This technology will enable small, light-weight military radios capable of operating over a wide range of frequency and for a long time from a single battery. Examples include an airborne jammer and a manpack communication transceiver. Similar benefitsare possible in a variety of commercial applications. Cellular base stations have similar output power and frequency range, but the average efficiency of current transmitters is no more than 10 percent. Application of this technology can increase theoutput power by 20 percent and reduce the power consumption by a factor of 4 to 6. The resultant transmitter will not only cost less to buy, but also less to operate. Broadcast transmitters and a variety of communication radios can also benefit from thistechnology.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick H. Raab
Chief Engineer
8026559670
f.raab@ieee.org

Business Contact:

Frederick H. Raab
Owner
8026559670
f.raab@ieee.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

GREEN MOUNTAIN RADIO RESEARCH CO.
50 Vermont Avenue, Fort Ethan Allen Colchester, VT 05446

EIN/Tax ID: 030277274
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No