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INTEGRATED PIN DIODE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHING FOR ICBM COMMUNICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17960
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17960
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Test Systems
3616 Egret Drive Melbourne, FL 32901
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INTEGRATED PIN DIODE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHING FOR ICBM COMMUNICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,097.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT EXPLORES AN INNOVATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF PIN DIODES FOR HIGH POWER TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHES IN SURVIVABLE ICBM COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED CONCEPT INTEGRATES THE SWITCHES WITHIN THE HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER AND FACILITATES TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHING AT GREATLY REDUCED POWER LEVELS. PIN DIODE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHES ARE COMMONLY USED IN VHF AND UHF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, HOWEVER, THE HIGH TRANSMIT POWER LEVELS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS ENVIRONMENT HAVE PRECLUDED THEIR USE IN SURVIVABLE ICBM APPLICATIONS. AS A RESULT, CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND DEPLOYMENTS REQUIRE SEPARATE TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE ANTENNAS. THE PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION WILL CIRCUMVENT THESE PROBLEMS AND PERMIT RELIABLE HIGH POWER OPERATION WITH A SINGLE ANTENNA. THE PROPOSAL RESEARCH IS BASED UPON THE HIGH OUTPUT IMPEDANCE LEVELS EXHIBITED BY THE SICBM HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER DURING RECEIVE. THIS HIGH IMPEDANCE LEVEL WILL RESULT IN A SIMPLIFIED SWITCH DESIGN AND AN INCREASED TOLERANCE OF THE POST-ATTACK COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM TO ANY DEVICE DEGRADATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Hileman
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Test Systems
3616 Egret Drive Melbourne, FL 32901

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