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Company Information:

Company Name: Hittite Microwave Corporation
City: Chelmsford
State: MA
Zip+4: 01824 3596
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (719) 590-1112

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,912,173.00 90
SBIR Phase II $21,852,700.00 36

Award List:

MONOLITHIC FET CONFIGURATION WITH INCREASED VOLTAGE SWITCHING CAPABILITY AND APPLICATION TO HIGH POWER MICROWAVE SIGNAL CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yalcin Ayasli
Award Amount: $65,725.00

MONOLITHIC FET CONFIGURATION WITH INCREASED VOLTAGE SWITCHING CAPABILITY AND APPLICATION TO HIGH POWER MICROWAVE SIGNAL CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yalcin Ayasli
Award Amount: $486,000.00
Abstract:
Microwave signal control components are required for various military systems applications. improvements in the areas of increased power handling capability, reduced insertion loss, simplified driver requirements, faster switching times, compatbility with monolithic microwave integrated circuit… More

HIGH POWER RF SWITCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yalcin Ayasli
Award Amount: $67,058.00

DYNAMIC MATCHING TECHNIQUES FOR MMIC MODULES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard d reynolds
Award Amount: $63,479.00
Abstract:
The elimination of ferrite-based isolateror circulator-like components from active-aperture phased array surveillance radar systems is desirable. the presence of such components conflicts with the concept of microwave monolithic integrated circuit concepts and increases their cost, size, and weight.… More

MODULAR AND RECONFIGURABLE COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF MMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Leonard d reynolds
Award Amount: $63,479.00
Abstract:
Modular and reconfigurable cad techniques are desirable to meet the high volume/fast rurn-around/afforable production goals to given specifications. with conventional design approaches and with the given sensitivity of microwave circuits to layout and process details, each design is necessarily… More

WIDEBAND ELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Moniz
Award Amount: $59,186.00

40 WATT POWER AMPLIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Moniz
Award Amount: $59,185.00

HIGH POWER RF SWITCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yalcin Ayasli
Award Amount: $248,100.00
Abstract:
Presently high-power radio-frequency switch devices are constructed using packaged pin diodes. due to the high thermal resistivity of these diodes, switching at high cw power levels is difficult. furthermore the driver circuit requirements for the control of these devices are high, resulting in… More

MINIATURE MICROWAVE RANGE AND VELOCITY SELECTIVE SENSOR SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE/OBJECT DETECTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,149.00
Abstract:
Safe maneuverability of heavy vehicles is hampered by the size of the vehicle and the driver's limited field of view. often the driver is blind to important areas around the vehicle. a resonably priced sensing device is needed to reliably warn the driver that a vehicle or human exists in his or her… More

WIDEBAND ELECTRONICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Moniz
Award Amount: $210,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal examines new concepts and approaches to wideband microwave signal processing components based on gaas mmic technology. a unique traveling-wave type wideband power amplifier is described incorporating a novel power fet configuration demonstrated at hittite microwave. in this proposal,… More

40 WATT POWER AMPLIFIER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Moniz
Award Amount: $202,000.00
Abstract:
A new power fet configuration demonstrated at hittite microwave corporation employes the capabilities of the gaas monolithic integrated circuits technology to solve the impedance matching and stability problems which limit the maximum usable periphery for high power solid state power amplifier… More

CAD MODELS OF HETEROJUNCTION BIPOLAR TRANSISTORS FOR MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Barak Maoz
Award Amount: $49,788.00

NMIC CIRCULATOR FOR SPACECRAFT DATA TRANSFER APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,082.00
Abstract:
To realize the full potential of the monolithic microwave integrated circuits (mmic) technology, it is necessary to develop mmic-compatible circuit technologies for non-reciprocal circuit functions. based on demonstrated capabilities of active mmic circulators operating in microwave frequencies,… More

GPS FREQUENCY TRANSLATOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Barak Maoz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $64,131.00

MICROWAVE MONOLITHIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY FOR AIR TARGET FUZING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Leonard Reynolds , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $52,849.00

ACTIVE PROGRAMMABLE MICROWAVE DIRECTIONAL COUPLER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barak Moaz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $66,889.00

GPS FREQUENCY TRANSLATOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Barak Maoz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $423,214.00
Abstract:
For monitoring trajectory of missiles and projectile, the positioning data accessible from the gps satellites may be used effectively anywhere on earth. for this application, a frequency translator is required on-board to relay the satellite data on another carrier. design approaches to miniaturize… More

MICROWAVE MONOLITHIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY FOR AIR TARGET FUZING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mr Leonard Reynolds , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $666,001.00
Abstract:
Hittite microwave corporation has demonstrated a gaas ghip which preforms complete rf functions of an fm-cw radar designed for proximity fuze applications in artillery-fired munitions. the rf assembly for this fuze integrated with a single-patch antenna is about the size of a five cent coin. this… More

ACTIVE PROGRAMMABLE MICROWAVE DIRECTIONAL COUPLER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Barak Moaz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $488,000.00
Abstract:
Phased array recievers and transmitters, it is often necessary to implement a method of independently controlling the amplitude of the signal received from or transmitted to each element. in practical terms, this requirement may be satisfied by a directional coupler with a variable coupling ratio.… More

Linear Microwave Attenuator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $49,059.00
Abstract:
For signal level control in microwave systems, attenuators are normally designed to improve logarithmic level variation (i.e. in dBs) in response to a control signal. For some level control applications, the logarithmic control is inadequate to provide the fine resolution needed at low attenuation… More

Low Power Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Reynolds
Award Amount: $49,059.00

Sub-munitions with Identification Friend or Foe Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter Katzin
Award Amount: $49,059.00

Frequency Synthesizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Peter Katzin
Award Amount: $49,059.00

Microwave Matching/Tuning Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $49,059.00

Low Power Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Leonard Reynolds
Award Amount: $300,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of DARP MIMIC program, Hittite Microwave Corporation, in co-operation with Harry Diamond Laboratories, has developed a GaAs MMIC chip which performs complete RF functions of an FM-CW radar designed for proximity fuze applications in Army's Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery (MOFA). The RF… More

Millimeter Wave Sensor for Identification of Friend or Foe

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter J. Katzin
Award Amount: $69,905.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes millimeter-wave sensor concepts for identification of friend or foe. The proposed concept is based on the use of low-cost miniature transponder that can be interrogated from the firing position and/or from munitions in flight. Both the transponder and the interrogator will be… More

INSTANTANEOUS FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT UNIT (IFMU)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ward Titus
Award Amount: $68,957.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an approach to reduce the size and power consumption of broadband IFM units using high-speed gallium-arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuit chips. The core function of IFM is performed by digital frequency discriminator (DFD) which consists of microwave correlators and A/D… More

GPS Translator for Small Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Smuk
Award Amount: $69,162.00

Ultra-Small, Active, Integrated Microwave Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian E. Bedard
Award Amount: $69,905.00

Microwave Matching/Tuning Network

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $297,000.00

Low-Cost, Add-On Guidance and Control Concepts for Artillery Projectiles or Rockets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Bedard
Award Amount: $69,158.00

Millimeter-Wave Converters for Satellite Communications Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ward Titus
Award Amount: $69,905.00

Sub-munitions with Identification Friend or Foe Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter Katzin
Award Amount: $520,950.00
Abstract:
To prevent fratercides in today's congested battlefield, there is a critical need for positive methods of identifying friend-or-foe. The Army initiative for the Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS) addresses the need for pre-launch IFF. With deployment of smart muntions and long-range… More

Millimeter-Wave Converters for Satellite Communications Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ward Titus
Award Amount: $599,903.00
Abstract:
The product to be developed is a family of low-cost highly- integrated MMIC up and down-converters for satellite communications above k-band. Gallium-arsenide converter chips are made possible by the development of K and Ka-band balanced MMIC mixers with high LO isolation from RF and IF ports and… More

Ultra-Small, Active, Integrated Microwave Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Brian E. Bedard
Award Amount: $599,981.00
Abstract:
Space exploration vehicles need sensors to monitor their health and a transmitter to relay their status to a control station. Equipment for the data transfer function may be an integral part of the vehicle independent of the vehicle's mission. For such applications, a miniature microwave transponder… More

Development of Adaptive Filtering System to Eliminate CW Interference in Submarine IFM-Based Electronic Support Measure (ESM) Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vladimir Aparin
Award Amount: $69,319.00
Abstract:
In today's congested electromagnetic environment, broadband receivers for electronic support measures (ESM) are susceptible to interference by both friendly and hostile emitters. To avoid receiver performance degradation due to interference, narrow-band notch filters are often used to suppress… More

Integrated Digital Electronic Warfare (ESM) - Communications Receiver Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Brian Bedard
Award Amount: $65,585.00
Abstract:
Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (MMIC) provide means of integrating a large number of microwave circuits on a chip, and reducing the size of microwave front-end for broad-band EMS receivers. For submarine ESM systems, MMIC techniques may be applied to integrate critical front-end functions… More

Low-Cost, Add-On Guidance and Control Concepts for Artillery Projectiles or Rockets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian Bedard
Award Amount: $366,476.00
Abstract:
The GPS position data may be used effectively for guidance and tracking of munitions. Along with this advancement in the GPS-based guidance technology, advent of low-cost hand-held terminals for personal and data comunications offers the prospect of mid-course correction of munitions in flight from… More

Mmic For Spacecraft Transponders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter J. Katzin , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,934.00

GPS Translator for Small Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Smuk
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
For monitoring trajectory and attitude of small missiles and projectiles, the positioning signal accessible from the GPS satellites may be used effectively anywhere on earth. While low-cost compact receivers using "GPS engines" are available, their use on-board highly maneuverable missiles is… More

Armament Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Pollman
Award Amount: $79,578.00
Abstract:
This Phase I proposal describes an effort to develop an Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) hardened proximity fuze sensor applicable to support munition, general purpose bomb, smart-munition and submunition fuzing applications. ECM hardening is achieved by operating the RF sensor at the 60 GHz… More

Modeling and Simulation of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMICs) and Interconnects in Microwave Packages

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Charles Trantanella
Award Amount: $79,578.00
Abstract:
As the design of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) becomes smaller, the performance of these circuits is dependent on the electromagnetic coupling between elements. Accurate modeling of these structures can eliminate the iterative process that is often required to correct for… More

Mmic For Spacecraft Transponders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter J. Katzin , Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $593,089.00

Penetrator Communication Link

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Pollman
Award Amount: $99,300.00
Abstract:
This proposal describes an effort to develop an ultra-small telemetry transmitter, which operates in the L and S telemetry frequency bands, and which is suitable for use in testing the next generation of penetrator munitons. The telemetry transmitter is mounted on-board the munition under test and… More

Reduction of Coincidental and Intentional Electromagnetic Interference

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: George Dimos
Award Amount: $98,840.00
Abstract:
Hittite Microwave Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost adaptive antenna electronics system design for the suppression of high-power, wideband, pulsed, as well as continuous, RH. The proposed design is based on MMIC components for low-cost antenna processing at RF, and a null-steering antenna… More

MMCI Modulator/Detector for Laser Radar Proximity Fuze

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $98,839.00
Abstract:
Laser radars (or LIDARs) are inherently capable of high angular and range resolutions, and a laser beam may be focused on small targets. Microwave modulated laser radars, therefore, are well suited for fuzing applications against small targets in the presence of clutter, as the coherent signal… More

Multipath-Resistant Gps Carrier Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: George Dimos , PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Award Amount: $68,627.00

Ka-Band MMIC for Spacecraft Transponders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Wireless Data Transmission Through Various Media

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitch Shifrin
Award Amount: $99,924.00

MMIC for Ka-Band Analog Linear Phase Modulator for Deep Space Probe Transponders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: John Chiesa, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,886.00

Low-Power Integrated Radar Proximity Sensor for Fuzing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $69,910.00
Abstract:
Not Available Innovative filter designs can add capability and function to smart sensors while hardening the sensor against laser jamming and dazzle and the effects of nuclear radiation. Depositing these filters directly on a focal plane array can reduce the sensor's size, customize the detector… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lyons, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,950.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederic Villain, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,991.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lyons, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,950.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Tech.
Award Amount: $99,944.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Tech.
Award Amount: $98,580.00

Low-Power Integrated Radar Proximity Sensor for Fuzing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $729,390.00

Phased Array Antenna Power Amplifier Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Peter Katzin, Director of Engineering
Award Amount: $99,804.00
Abstract:
"Today's high-performance radars rely on electronically steered arrays made of thousands of radiating elements with a transmit/receiver (T/R) module connected to each element. One critical design goal for T/R modules is maximization of the power-addedefficiency (PAE) of the transmitter power… More

Low Power InP MMICs for Low Noise Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitch Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $749,977.00
Abstract:
"This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR AF00-242 entitled "Low Power InP MMIC for Low Noise Receivers". The objective of the program is to minimize the DC power consumption in phased array receive antennas by circuitdesign and device modifications. In particular… More

Low Power InP MMICs for Low Noise Receivers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitch Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR AF00-242 entitled "Low Power InP MMIC for Low Noise Receivers". The objective of the program is to minimize the DC power consumption in phased array receive antennas by circuitdesign and device modifications. In particular… More

High-Efficiency Amplifiers with Discretely Variable Output Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitch Shifrin, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
"The proposal is focused on development of microwave power amplifier techniques to reduce the power consumption of phased array radiating elements. Elements are spaced by l/2 at the center frequency of the array. At L/S-band frequencies this correspondsto 200mm and only 4mm at 40 GHz. The output… More

Miniaturized Multi-channel Tuners/Receivers for Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Koechlin, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
"Proposed here is a synthesizer for a wide bandwidth 0.02 to 40 GHz Receiver capable of converting the 40 GHz spectrum to baseband in one GHz increments. This novel architecture requires a minimum number of synthesized frequencies to accomplish theconversion. The architecture also minimizes… More

Phased Array Antenna Power Amplifier Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Struble, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,969.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR contact number F29601-02-C-0063 entitled

Millimeter Wave, Low Noise Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitch Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
To meet the growing demands to transfer data for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), Air Force is working on a project to expand MILSATCOM bands with new up-link bands allocated near 51 and 86 GHz. Hittite Microwave Corporation has beeninvolved in development of millimeter wave… More

Low Phase Noise Signal Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Koechlin, Product Line Manager
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
A new generation of radars with distributed signal processing is being developed. A critical need in these new radars is for a low phase noise exciter that is significantly smaller than the exciters currently in use in existing radars. The exciters needto be small so that they can be distributed… More

Wideband Limiter Protector for radar and electronic warfare systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mitch Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Naval vessels today are equipped with a large variety of electronic equipment for radar functions, communications, navigation, countermeasures, and others. Many of those shipboard systems operate with transmitters emitting thousands of watts of power inmicrowave frequencies, and the presence of… More

Millimeter Wave, Low Noise Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR contact number F29601-03-M-0163 entitled "Millimeter Wave, Low Noise Amplifier". These LNAs are intended to meet the growing demands of transfer data for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The objective of… More

Low Phase Noise Signal Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lyons, Consulting Engineer
Award Amount: $749,451.00
Abstract:
Advanced radar capabilities are crucial to missile defense systems for detection and tracking of incoming missiles. A new generation of missile defense radars depends on distributed exciters for generation of local-oscillator signals in digital receiver arrays. One novel design approach for… More

High-Efficiency Phased -Array Antenna Power Amplifier Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank Traut, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
The power dissipation in amplifiers becomes a practical limit to the transmitter output power. One critical design goal for T/R modules, therefore, is maximization of the power-added efficiency (PAE) of the transmitter power amplifier. As more sophisticated modulation waveforms are introduced,… More

Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Beamforming Weights

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technology
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
This proposal is presented in response to the SBIR solicitation number AF04-215 entitled "Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Beamforming Weights". Beamforming elements adjust both phase and amplitude of individual elements of an array antenna to provide beam pointing and nulling. In… More

Ballistic Missile Innovative Radar and RF Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
Radars for missiles and missile defense systems rely on phased array antennae and integrated T/R modules made of MMICs. As the missile defense scenario becomes increasingly complex to counter advanced threats, functions of microwave and millimeter-wave hardware becomes correspondingly complex posing… More

Digital Array Analog to Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher Lyons, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $99,876.00
Abstract:
Receivers for digital beam forming systems rely on high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADC) for digitization of the RF signal, but the current state of technology limits application of this technology at carrier frequencies exceeding few giga-hertz. For application in the MILSATCOM frequency… More

High Rate Tellecommunications for Mars Planetary and Proximity Ranges and other Deep-Space Missions-A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Katzin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,901.00
Abstract:
Space vehicles for deep space exploration rely on microwave and millimeter wave links for communication with earth stations. As the mission of space probes expands, the data rate to be transmitted increases, and effective, compact, methods of modulating the RF carrier with high-speed data become a… More

High Speed X-Band Single Pole 4 Throw Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $69,901.00
Abstract:
This solicitation calls for the investigation and development of a specialized high performance X-band Single Pole 4 Throw (SP4T) microwave switch. This switch will be used in used at the US Army AMCOM's Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) facilities. The currently used PIN switch technology has rise and… More

High Power Limiters based on Silicon Carbide (SiC), and Gallium Nitride (GaN) Device Technology for Phased Array Radar ( L,S and X-Band), Communicatio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolog
Award Amount: $69,000.00
Abstract:
Naval vessels today are equipped with a large variety of electronic equipment for radar functions, communications, navigation, countermeasures, and others. Many of those shipboard systems operate with transmitters emitting thousands of watts of power in microwave frequencies, and the presence of… More

High Power Phase Shifters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $69,686.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses SBIR solicitation number N04-057 entitled "High Power Phase Shifters". The phase shifter is a critical component that enables array antennas to provide beam shaping, pointing and nulling. This SBIR calls for the investigation of the use of new wideband gap semiconductor… More

High-efficiency Phased-array Antenna Power Amplifier Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank A. Traut, Business Management Devel
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR contract numberFA942-04-M-0102 entitled "Phase Array Antenna Power Amplifier Module" The power dissipation in amplifiers becomes a practical limit to the transmitter output power. One critical design goal for T/R modules,… More

Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Beamforming Weights

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technolo
Award Amount: $748,875.00
Abstract:
In phased-array antenna systems, beam forming and steering is achieved by controlling phase and amplitude of the signal at each antenna element. Such beam control is attained by using high-speed and high-precision phase and amplitude modulators. For applications in small platforms, such control… More

Digital Array Analog to Digital Converter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Booth, Business Development Mana
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Phased-array systems depend on high-speed Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) devices for digitization of signals, but the present state-of-the-art technology limits application of these ADC devices to mostly frequencies of a few giga-hertz. For military SATCOM, space-based or airborne sensor/radar… More

Active MMIC Modulators for High Data Rate Spacecraft Transponders

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Peter Katzin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,928.00
Abstract:
Space vehicles for deep space exploration rely on microwave and millimeter wave links for communication with earth stations. As the mission of space probes expands, the data rate to be transmitted increases, and effective, compact, methods of modulating the RF carrier with high-speed data become a… More

High Efficiency Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Power Amplifiers For SATCOM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technology
Award Amount: $69,986.00
Abstract:
This proposal is presented in response to the SBIR solicitation number A04-128 entitled, "High Efficiency MMIC Power Amplifiers for SATCOM". This proposal calls for the development of narrowband high efficiency power amplifiers at 30 and 44 GHz. In particular the program goal is to improve… More

L and P Band MMIC T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
This proposal is specifically written to address the need for improved L and P band T/R modules. The solicitation calls for investigation and development of core technologies that will significantly improve T/R module performance. Improvements needed include reduced power consumption, mass, size… More

Guidance Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Booth, Manager of Gov't and Space Program
Award Amount: $99,843.00
Abstract:
Sensors used for small weapons guidance include radars operating in microwave and millimeter wave frequencies, which are built into a phased-array with T/R modules. In traditional phased-array antenna systems, a common source is connected to a power distribution network that generates RF signals… More

Miniaturization of RF subsystems for robust miniature applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Frank Traut, Business Development Manager
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
Aircraft and missiles in flight require communication links with the ground for guidance, mid-course correction, targeting, and other data exchange functions. For small platforms, equipment for such data transfer must be light-weight, small and dissipate minimum prime power. This proposal… More

Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 5 Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Director of MMIC Technology
Award Amount: $69,857.00
Abstract:
The solicitation details the need for a wideband, efficient, compact, thermally robust power amplifier (PA). The PA operates over the frequency range from 2-2800 MHz with a gain of 31 dB, output power of 38 dBm and 60 dB of power control. Hittite, a fabless semiconductor company, has over 20 years… More

Miniaturized MMIC-Based Millimeter-Wave Frequency Synthesizers for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Koechlin
Award Amount: $69,994.00
Abstract:
MMIC technology provides the technology base to reduce the size and weight of microwave and millimeter wave (MMW) equipment on board airborne and space-based platforms. Signal sources at MMW frequencies, however, have not been available in MMIC form widely. Hittite has developed a family of MMIC… More

High Speed X-Band Single Pole 4 Throw Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Smuk, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,998.00
Abstract:
To meet the faster update demands of US Army AMCOM's Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) MilliMeterWave (MMW) test facilities, the development of a high speed SP4T switch is required. Switching rates in excess of 60MHz will be required to successfully test future advanced armament for FCS. The program… More

Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Cluster 5 Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,306.00
Abstract:
For JTRS Cluster 5 radio terminals, the size/weight and power drain are critical parameters that determine man-portability of terminals. Of various RF components in the terminal, the transmitter power amplifier is the most critical element, as it dissipates the most prime power. In Phase 1 of this… More

Ultra-Compact UWB Transient Receiver/Digitizer (R/D) (9705)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Linnenbrink, President and Technical D
Award Amount: $749,965.00
Abstract:
Q-DOT proposes to develop an Ultra-Compact (1-2 chip) UWB Transient Receiver/Digitizer to enable the practical military application of UWB for identifying targets behind walls or in foliage. To date, UWB target identification system (TIS) deployment has been severely impeded by the rack-mounted,… More

Reconfigurable/Reprogrammable Communication Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: T. Michael Craig, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
The future of reconfigurable/reprogrammable transceivers with !Y 1 Gbps transmission and reception data rates for future NASA space communications applications will greatly depend on radiation-tolerant, high-speed and precise Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and… More

Wafer-Scale Antenna (WSA) Tile with Integrated Transmission Amplifier for Electronically Scanned Antennas (ESAs) (9715)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Linnenbrink, Business Development Mana
Award Amount: $79,982.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a WSA tile with which to build non-rotational antennas for use with the Instrument Carrier Landing System (ICLS). A 15.5-GHz, WSA tile with integrated beam forming and transmission amplifiers offers dramatically lower size, weight, power and cost relative to conventional… More

Distributed & Flex based Spatially Combined MHEMT Power Amplifiers for Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,947.00
Abstract:
The Phase 1 objective is to establish a design baseline for the optimum SATCOMM air combiner power amplifier. To do this, several power combining techniques will be analyzed to determine the attainable power output and the power dissipated in combining. These two combining techniques are a… More

Ka-Band MMIC T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
This proposal is specifically written to address the need for improved Ka-band T/R modules. The solicitation calls for investigation and development of core technologies that will significantly improve T/R module performance. Improvements needed include reduced power consumption, mass, and size. … More

Wafer-Scale Antenna (WSA) Tile for Low-Power-Density, Phased-Array Radars (9707)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas E. Linnenbrink, Business Development Manager
Award Amount: $99,913.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a WSA tile with which to build very large antennas for GMD, BMDS and SBX radars. A 10-GHz, WSA tile with integrated beam forming offers dramatically lower size, weight, power and cost relative to conventional phased-array antennas. The 127-element, 10-GHz ¡O 10% tile… More

Low Jitter Clock Source for Radio Frequency Data Converters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ahmed Khalil, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,949.00
Abstract:
An innovative, ultra low noise, single chip phase locked oscillator is proposed. The oscillator is fully integrated on standard MMIC process. It operates in the frequency range of 40 - 100 GHz with timing jitter of 20fs. At the core of the oscillator is a rectangular cavity based resonator. To our… More

Advanced Transmitter and Receiver (T/R) Module Technology For Space Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank Traut, Business Development Manager
Award Amount: $99,770.00
Abstract:
Today's high-performance radars rely on electronically steered arrays made of thousands of radiating elements with a Transmit/Receiver (T/R) module connected to each element. The power dissipation in amplifiers, both the receiver low-noise amplifier and the transmitter power amplifier, determine… More

L and P Band MMIC T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mitchell Shifrin, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,971.00
Abstract:
This proposal is specifically written to address the need for improved L and P band T/R modules for use in active microwave surveillance of earth surface and atmosphere. The solicitation called for investigation and development of core technologies that will significantly improve T/R module… More

Dual-Band (X/Ka), Electronically Scanned Antenna (ESA) for On-The-Move (OTM) SATCOM (9723)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hay, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,954.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop dual-band (X/Ka) ESAs for OTM SATCOM with the new Wideband Gapfiller Systems (WGS). The basic building block of the 24" by 24" ESA will be a small, wideband 64-element ESA tile. The complete antenna will be able to radiate 328 W with an EIRP of 60 dBW at X-Band and 72… More

Development of Digital Receiver/Exciters for Missile Defense Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Poelker, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,974.00
Abstract:
Anticipated threats to missile defense radars are a challenging mixture of countermeasures and simulation. Future systems are expected to incorporate multi-channel adaptive digital beam-forming to counter the active threats and therefore require affordable, high performance digital receivers and… More

High-Speed, Low-Power ADC (9728)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald L. Herman, Consulting Engineer
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a radiation-resistant, high-speed (> 2 Gs/s), high-resolution (12-bit), low-power (< 3 W) analog to digital converter (ADC) for satellite communications and other wide band digital receiver applications. No available ADC offers this combination of performance, power, and… More

High-Speed, Low-Power Embedded ADC (9727)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald L. Herman, Consulting Engineer
Award Amount: $99,949.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop an advanced wideband high-speed, low-power ADC for embedded applications such as wafer-scale arrays (WSAs). Offering higher speed and lower power than competing devices, the ADC will advance the state of the art and enable next-generation digital sub-arrays. A combination… More

Low-Cost, Highly Efficient, Digitally Beam Formed, X-Band Transmit ESA for Radar (9735)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hay, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a low-cost, digitally programmable waveform distribution and beamforming architecture for transmit electronically scanned arrays (ESAs). A four-element Digital Sub-Array (DSA) will serve has the basic building block to construct large (1,000 to 10,000+ element) arrays. … More

Solid-State High-Efficiency Radar Transmit Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $79,927.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of Phase 1 is to establish a design baseline for a very high power and highly efficient GaN amplifier. Design objectives for the Class E/F power amplifier are to achieve 100 watts power output at >60% PAE over 405-450 MHz. Hittite will synthesize Class E, Class F and inverse… More

Low-Cost Multi-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generator (2007022)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Michael Harrell, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,956.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a high-fidelity low-cost multi-channel arbitrary waveform generator (MC-ARB) utilizing delta-sigma waveform generator (DS-WG). The MC-ARB will be developed for use in a tactical vehicles environment. Applications of the MC-ARB include targeted jamming, communications,… More

Efficient Linear Broadband RF Power Amplifier Technology (2007029)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
This abstract is prepared in response to DoD SBIR Solicitation 2007-2, Topic No. N07-155. The new generation of tactical communication system will have capabilities to adapt its power amplifier operating mode to specific operational needs for multiples of functions linking multiples of platforms … More

X-band, Multi-beam Electronically Scanned Antenna (ESA) for Satellite Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) (9734)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hay, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,983.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop an ESA to greatly improve TT&C performance compared to current reflector antennas. The ESA will provide multiple (at least one TX and four RX) independent, simultaneous full-duplex beams over 180 degrees azimuth and 90 degrees elevation. In addition, the ESA will… More

High Reliability, Reduced SWaP Circuit Card Assemblies for Real-Time Embedded Systems (2007025)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Martin Theobald, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,928.00
Abstract:
It is the intent of Hittite through this proposal to offer a systematic approach to the review, design definition, and testing of suitable printed wiring board (PWB) manufacturing methods that would result in integrated circuits (ICs) embedded within the PWB. The effort is specifically directed… More

Conformal, Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antenna (UL-AESA) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Radar and COMINT(2007026)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Hay, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $98,077.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a small, light-weight, interlaced AESA to provide ground surveillance radar and COMINT capability from a small UAV. The development will focus initially on the Ka-band radar antenna. This thin (e.g., 85 mil), 256-element (8 x 32) 35 GHz radar array will conform to and… More

High Efficiency, Low Power, Low Noise Amplifiers for SATCOM (2007021)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Frank Traut, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,341.00
Abstract:
Today's satellite communications terminals rely on electronically steered arrays made of a large number of radiating elements with a receive module connected to each element. Typically, a receive module contains a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) and a phase shifter integrated into one (or more) MMIC chip.… More

Integrated MMIC for Phase-Locked Oscillators and Frequency Synthesizers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Christopher T. Lyons, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (MMIC) provide the technology base for miniaturization of microwave payloads in spacecraft. While MMIC chips are widely available for amplifiers, switches, converters, etc., there is only a limited supplier base for MMIC signal sources. Hittite has… More

High-Speed, Low-Power Digitizer (9725)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald L. Herman, Jr., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,921.00
Abstract:
Future detectors and arrays for visible, IR, and submillimeter imaging and spectroscopy require much higher speed digitizers than are currently available. In particular, low-power (< 5 W) space-qualifiable digitizers with > 5 GHz bandwidth and > 5 Gs/s sampling rates are needed to enable next… More

SSPA's Using Reduced Conduction Angle Techniques on Wide-Bandgap Devices for Ultra High Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David L. Helms, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
A novel approach is proposed for very efficient, very reliable, low weight, wide-bandgap medium power SSPAs for Space applications operating at 400 MHz and 8GHz.

MMIC Cavity Oscillator at 50 and 94 GHz

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ahmed I. Khalil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,905.00
Abstract:
An innovative, ultra low noise, single chip cavity oscillator is proposed. The oscillator is fully integrated on standard MMIC process. It operates in the frequency range of 50 ? 100 GHz with phase noise of -112 at 100 KHz offset. At the core of the oscillator is a rectangular cavity based… More

Ka-Band MMIC T/R Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frank A. Traut, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,990.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR contract number NNC06CB21C entitled "Ka-band MMIC T/R Module" For active microwave surveillance of earth surface and atmosphere, radar transceivers perform functions of probing the atmosphere and the surface conditions of the… More

Distributed & Flex based Spatially Combined MHEMT Power Amplifiers for Satellite Communications (2007016)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $718,296.00
Abstract:
Communications via satellites provide critical links to rapidly moving ground troops. Their RF terminals for such communication systems must be light and efficient and consume little prime power. To satisfy the necessary RF output power characteristics, we will combine outputs of several power… More

Advanced Transmitter and Receiver (T/R) Module Technology For Space Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frank A. Traut, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,969.00
Abstract:
This Phase II proposal is presented as the follow on to the Phase I SBIR contract number FA9453-06-M-01492 entitled "Advanced Transmitter and Receiver (T/R) Module Technology for Space". Today's high-performance radars rely on electronically steered arrays made of thousands of radiating elements… More

High Sample-Rate Ultra-Wideband Track-and-Hold Demultiplexer (2007047)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Michael Hoskins, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,993.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop a Radiation-Tolerant Ultra-Wideband Track-and-Hold (T/H) Demultiplexer to address MDA's future needs for microwave signal sampling/data conversion. This development is motivated by the difficulties in achieving high-speed interleaved analog-to-digital converter (ADC)… More

Development of Digital Receiver/Exciters for Missile Defense Radars (2007058)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Poelker, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $739,997.00
Abstract:
The primary function of missile defense radars is to detect and intercept incoming missiles. As the technology for missile systems is advanced, the next generation of missiles will have added capabilities to deploy countermeasures and masking techniques to foil radar detection. The next generation… More

High-Speed, Low-Power Embedded ADC (2007056)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Donald Herman, Jr., Consulting Engineer
Award Amount: $957,000.00
Abstract:
Hittite proposes to develop an advanced wideband high-speed, low-power, radiation-tolerant ADC for embedded applications such as miniature receiver/exciter modules (mDReX) and wafer-scale arrays (WSAs). Offering higher speed and lower power than competing devices, the ADC will advance the state of… More

MMIC for High-Efficiency Ka-BAnd GaN Power Amplifiers (2007043)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Belinda Piernas, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,909.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for high-efficiency, high-output power amplifiers operating in the Ka-band frequencies. For space communications, the power amplifier in the transmitter consumes the most prime power and impacts the size of the payload package as well as the size of the power source.… More

40mm Low/Medium Velocity Air Bursting Munitions System (2007050)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Chris Lyons, Consulting Engineer
Award Amount: $69,873.00
Abstract:
Most small/medium caliber munitions operate as point-detonation weapons without an air-burst capability which limits their effectiveness against hidden targets, scattered targets, and foot soldiers. The effectiveness of those weapons could be improved significantly by adding an air-burst capability… More

Pulsed Power Amplifier for Enhanced Transmitter Power Output in L- and P-band T/R Modules (2007045)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: David Helms, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,898.00
Abstract:
For active microwave surveillance of earth surface and atmosphere, radar transceivers perform functions of probing the atmosphere and the surface conditions of the earth. The primary objective of Phase 1 is to establish a design baseline for a high-efficiency pulsed power amplifier MMIC/module… More

High-Speed, Low-Power Digitizer II (2007037)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Donald L. Herman, Jr., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,994.00
Abstract:
Future detectors and arrays for visible, IR, and submillimeter imaging and spectroscopy require much higher speed digitizers than are currently available. In particular, low-power (< 5 W) space-qualified digitizers with > 10 GHz bandwidth and sampling at > 10 Gs/s are needed to enable next… More

Device Level Thermal Management Solutions for Phased Array Rada

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Martin Theobald, Consulting Engineer
Award Amount: $99,843.00
Abstract:
It is the intent of Hittite through this proposal to explore the feasibility of using chemical vapor deposition (CVD)-diamond as a passivating layer within the junction of a Gallium Nitride (GaN) microwave transistor. CVD-diamond being a material with very high thermal conductivity, and being… More

Radiation-Tolerant, High-Speed, Low-Power ADC (2007032)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Donald Herman, Jr., Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
Hittite is developing a radiation-tolerant (300 krad), high-speed (2Gs/s), high-resolution (12-bit), low-power (

MMIC Cavity Oscillator at 50 and 94 GHz (2007040)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Ahmed Khalil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,934.00
Abstract:
An innovative, ultra-low phase-noise, fully integrated single-chip cavity oscillator is proposed. The cavity is built on a standard MMIC process and has a quality factor of 120 at 50 GHz, and an insertion loss of 7 dB. This proposed technique is very well suited for MMW applications with emphasis on… More