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Highly Efficient Transmitter for High Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR)…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-221
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
Two Executive Drive Suite 305 Chelmsford, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Highly Efficient Transmitter for High Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) Waveforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-10-C-0079
Award Amount: $66,968.00


This SBIR posits that modern communication systems use complex waveforms that have high peak-to-average power ratios (PAPR). High PAPR imposes an undesirable trade-off between efficiency and linearity on a communications transmitter. Current systems sacrifice efficiency for linear operation and the problem is expected to deepen as crest factor requirements of signals continue to climb. In this proposal, Auriga shows that it is uniquely positioned to provide a new, innovative approach to solve the issue by employing two of its well-developed, state-of-the-art technologies; a cutting-edge broadband, inverse Class F power amplifier design and an envelope tracking drain modulation technique. The Auriga solution will maintain excellent signal fidelity while dramatically improving overall transmitter efficiency for high peak-to-average power waveforms. The proposed 10W, 30 MHz to 6 GHz transmitter will cover the entire baseband burden from digital I and Q to modulated RF signal. The proposal describes the Phase I tasks to prove feasibility of the solution including both simulated and empirical evidence. It goes on to describe the planned approach to turn the proposed solution into a prototype transmitter during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Royer
Principal Engineer

Business Contact:

Yusuke Tajima
Chief Technology Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
650 Suffolk Street Suite 410 Lowell, MA 01854

EIN/Tax ID: 201168370
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No