Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Auriga will produce a mast-mounted LNA that could withstand the high input power environment by utilizing a transistor typically found in power amplifiers; this transistor would also provide low noise characteristics. This novel approach was proposed and validated in Phase I. The enabling technology is Gallium Nitride (GaN), which is a relatively new technology. The high power handling capability of GaN is well-known, but the low noise characteristics have only recently been investigated. Studies have shown comparable noise performance between GaN and GaAs technologies.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
650 Suffolk Street Suite 410 Lowell, MA 01854
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