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Company Information:

Company Name:
Nuvotronics LLC
Address:
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop
Radford, VA 24141-8846
Phone:
(800) 341-2333
URL:
EIN:
262821822
DUNS:
827121455
Number of Employees:
70
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,351,483.00 23
SBIR Phase II $8,008,865.00 12

Award List:

Microfabricated G-Band Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$94,148.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ken Vanhille, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for an antenna technology platform that meets the requirements of high-performance materials, exacting dimensional tolerances, and the geometrical design freedom to enable planar antenna array technologies for frequencies greater than 100GHz. The PolyStrata… More

3D Microfabricated Low Loss Reconfigurable Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$88,370.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jean Marc Rollin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Typical communication satellites use traditional waveguide front-end architectures due to excellent electrical performance and high reliability. However, these systems are extremely massive and use large volume mostly due to the low-insertion loss waveguide. Replacement of the waveguide components… More

3D High Density mmWave Interconnects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,976.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Nuvotronics has developed and optimized the PolyStrataTM process for the fabrication of intricate microwave and millimeter-wave devices. These devices have primarily been rectangular coaxial transmission lines, although rectangular waveguide and other structures have also been demonstrated. … More

Microfabricated Low-Loss Microwave Switch Integration Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,983.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Ken Vanhille, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Nuvotronics has developed and optimized the PolyStrataTM process for the fabrication of intricate microwave and millimeter-wave devices. These devices have primarily been rectangular coaxial transmission lines, although rectangular waveguide and other structures have also been demonstrated. … More

3D Microfabricated Low Loss Reconfigurable Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$583,841.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Typical communication satellites use traditional waveguide front-end architectures due to the excellent electrical performance and high reliability. While the systems offer excellent performance and reliability they are large and heavy due to incorporation of waveguide-based switches, diplexers,… More

Efficient Space Borne MMIC Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,847.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
We are proposing to develop high power, high efficiency Ka-band and W-band amplifiers for future NASA missions. The significance of the innovation primarily lies in two areas: better interconnections to available MMIC and extremely low loss power combiner. The approach uses Nuvotronics unique… More

Microfabricated Millimeter-Wave Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$589,061.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Vanhille, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the need for an antenna technology platform that meets the requirements of high-performance materials, exacting dimensional tolerances, and the geometrical design freedom to enable planar antenna array technologies for frequencies greater than 90GHz. The PolyStrata… More

MEMS Safety and Arming Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$118,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Sherrer, Vice President
Abstract:
Nuvotronics proposes a revolutionary improvement in MEMS fuze technology by bringing MEMS-like miniaturization and batch fabrication to the entire fuze assembly and packaging process. The result yielding a monolithic, in-plane, self packaged and complete fuze product with minimal assembly and… More

V-Band Solid State Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,947.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Program Manager
Abstract:
Nuvotronics has created a unique PolystrataT metal micromachining process, used to create suspended recta-coax lines, high performance MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. Nuvotronics and their collaborators are … More

Conformal Sub-mmWave Antenna Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Program Manager
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, Nuvotronics proposes to extend and apply our PolyStrataTM metal micromachining technology to provide solutions for multifunction and conformal antenna designs in the sub-millimeter wave region of the spectrum. In multifunction antennas, high amounts of isolation are… More

MEMS Munitions Power Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,376.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Sherrer, Vice President
Abstract:
A cost effective power source for smart munitions becomes an increasingly difficult problem for small diameter rounds as traditional reserve battery and inertial generator approaches have construction techniques that donf?Tt scale down well. Munitions have unique needs compared to most power systems… More

MMIC EMI Passivation Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,880.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
David Sherrer, President
Abstract:
Microwave and mm-wave modules often leverage a combination of MMIC die, discrete devices, circuits on ceramics, and bond wires assembled into a metal housing that typically contains a series of connectors. While modern microelectronics has largely done away with hermetic packaging, many microwave… More

3D High Density Wave Interconnects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,864.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jean Marc Rollin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Nuvotronics has developed and optimized the PolyStrata<SUP>TM</SUP> process for the fabrication of intricate microwave and millimeter-wave devices. These devices have primarily been rectangular coaxial transmission lines, although rectangular waveguide and other structures have also been… More

SWaP Optimized Space Transceivers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Size and weight of payloads on space platforms is limited by the launch vehicle capacity, and NASA platform designers must use every square inch and pound effectively. Power consumption requirements for satellite and deep space applications demand lower power and more efficient systems in order to… More

High-Power Satellite Communications Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,977.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Senior RF Engineer – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Nuvotronics has created a unique metal micromachining process, PolyStrataTM, used to create suspended recta-coax lines, high performance MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. Nuvotronics is proposing to… More

High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,981.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steve Huettner, Senior Member Technical S – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Microwave limiters are key components in active electronically scanned phased arrays, as well as mechanically-scanned radar systems. In current systems there are two fabrication technologies for microwave limiters: hybrid microcircuits, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs).… More

G-band (140-220 GHz) ESAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Robert Reid, Senior Member Technical Staff – (978) 930-3496
Abstract:
Nuvotronics proposes the development of G-Band (140-220 GHz) Electronically Scanned Apertures (G-Band ESAs). This program will demonstrate a multi-element electronically scanned phased array at 220 GHz that fits in a volume under 0.1 cubic cm. The miniature array is possible because of the… More

Conformal Sub-mmWave Antenna Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,694.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Ken Vanhille, Senior Research Scientist – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The desire to limit collateral damage while still providing high lethality places new requirements on ordinance for accuracy and detonation at precise distances from targets. The need to conduct military operations in urban terrain places increased precision on ever smaller munitions. … More

V-Band Solid State Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,422,385.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Senior RF Engineer – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Nuvotronics has created a unique metal micromachining process, PolyStrataTM, used to create suspended recta-coax lines, high performance MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. Nuvotronics and their collaborators are… More

MEMS Safety and Arming Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$711,367.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Sherrer, President – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Nuvotronics proposes to build on the successful results of the Phase I program and optimize microfabricated safety and arming fuze components and manufacturing processes. The project will culminate with delivery of fully tested parts to ARDEC for field testing and establish key manufacturing… More

MEMS Munitions Power Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$366,334.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Sherrer, President – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
A cost effective power source for smart munitions becomes an increasingly difficult problem for small diameter rounds as traditional reserve battery and inertial generator approaches have construction techniques that don"t scale down well. Munitions have unique needs compared to most power… More

MMIC EMI Passivation Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,964.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
David Sherrer, President – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Microwave and mm-wave modules often leverage a combination of MMIC die, discrete devices, circuits on ceramics, and bond wires assembled into a metal housing that typically contains a series of connectors. While modern microelectronics has largely done away with hermetic packaging, many microwave… More

Microfabricated Broadband Connectors for Frequencies Above 100 GHz

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$89,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOC / NIST
Principal Investigator:
Ken Vanhille – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
The region of the electromagnetic spectrum from 100 GHz to 400 GHz is currently underutilized but an area of exciting promise. Although atmospheric attenuation is higher in this region, the high frequency enables higher bandwidth operation. Transmit and receive components are also small resulting in… More

An Integration Platform for Dual-Polarized W-Band Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$122,207.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ken Vanhille, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A few NASA decadal missions such as the Aerosol Clouds Ecosystems (ACE) mission require space-based millimeter-wave radar apertures to complete the science objectives. We propose to create dual-polarized microfabricated copper-based antenna apertures with integrated MMICs that go beyond the… More

High Gain Ka-Band Data Link Antennas with Wide-Field-of-Regard (WFOR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,982.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Anatoliy Boryssenko, Senior RF Engineer – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Nuvotronics approach is to replace the traditional dish-based antenna technologies by batch fabricated micromachined electronically-scanned subarray modules. A number of such subarray modules are combined to form a conformal WFOR-ISR antenna system to operate across a selected portion… More

High-Power Satellite Communications Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$738,509.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Steven Huettner, Senior RF Engineer – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Nuvotronics utilizes the unique PolyStrata metal micromachining process to create suspended recta-coax lines, high performance MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. Nuvotronics is proposing to develop high… More

G-band (140-220 GHz) ESAs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$503,102.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James R. Reid, Project Manager – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Nuvotronics proposes the development of G-Band (140-220 GHz) Electronically Scanned Apertures (G-Band ESAs). This program will demonstrate a multi-element electronically scanned phased array at 220 GHz that fits in a volume under 1 cubic cm. The miniature array is possible because of the… More

An Integration Platform for Dual-Polarized W-Band Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$698,589.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Vanhille, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
A few NASA decadal missions such as the Aerosol Clouds Ecosystems (ACE) mission require space-based millimeter-wave radar apertures to complete the science objectives. We propose to create dual-polarized microfabricated copper-based antenna apertures with integrated MMICs that go beyond the… More

Low Cost/High Performance TR Module Packaging Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,992.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jim MacDonald, Member Technical Staff – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Nuvotronics proposes to develop low-cost/high performance module technology for application in next generation TR modules. A near-hermetic approach using a four-step sealing approach is used, along with additional cost-savings realized in module interconnects and use of COTS components. A goal of… More

Broadband PolyStrata Source

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,857.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Member Technical Staff – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Nuvotronics is proposing for this Navy SBIR number N131-059 to develop the key elements to enable broadband sources (1110 GHz) toward future electronic warfare (EW), communications and radar systems. RF passive components based on waveguide are very low loss but are limited in bandwidth. Components… More

PolyStrata based Fragmented Array Antenna for Next Generation Ka-band Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,873.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Hooman Kazemi, VP of Technology – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Our approach is to enable the proven fragmented antenna design from GTRI at Ka-band frequency range through the highly dimension controlled and low loss PolyStrata process at Nuvotronics. This will provide frequency scalability, connectivity to phased array electronics through the… More

Antenna Design in PolyStrata for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,319.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Anatoliy Boryssenko, Member Technical Staff – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Nuvotronics approach is to create a modular array architecture made of batch fabricated micromachined electronically-scanned subarray planar aperture modules. A number of such subarray modules are then combined to form a flat or conformal array antenna aperture providing necessary… More

High Efficiency Low Weight W-Band PolyStrata Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin, Member Technical Staff – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
Nuvotronics is proposing to Navy SBIR number N132-087 to develop novel high efficiency, light weight, low manufacturing cost 94 GHz antenna modules toward future Active Denial Technology systems. RF passive components based on waveguides are generally very low loss but are heavy, expensive to… More

High-Power Phase Shifter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steve Huettner, Chief Engineer – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
High-power-handling, low-loss (1 dB) microwave phase shifters hold the key to affordable electronically steerable apertures for radar and communications, eliminating the need for active TR modules at every element. Nuvotronics proposes a solid-state approach which will provide loss performance equal… More

Antenna Design in PolyStrata for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,155.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Anatoliy Boryssenko, Member Technical Staff – (800) 341-2333
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: There is the growing demand for user terminals for mobile satellite telecommunication (SATCOM) applications including K/Ka dual-band SATCOM for unmanned and manned aircraft platforms. Nuvotronics is pleased to propose a two-year SBIR program to the Air Force for the development of a… More