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ADVANCED LOW-COST UNIVERSAL 20 GHZ MONOLITHIC RECEIVER FRONT-END

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1783
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1783
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microwave Monolithics Inc.
465 East Easy St Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ADVANCED LOW-COST UNIVERSAL 20 GHZ MONOLITHIC RECEIVER FRONT-END
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,930.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL STUDY THE DESIGN OF A MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (MMIC) IMPLEMENTATION OF A VERSATILE, LOW COST, MULTI-BAND 20 GHZ RECEIVER FRONT-END. THE TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE RECEIVER FRONT-END MMIC CHIP SET IS AN INNOVATIVE LOCAL OSCILLATOR (LO) APPROACH FOR UNIVERSAL APPLICABILITY INCLUDING THE 30/20 GHZ COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND THE 22-23 GHZ BANDS. PHASE I CONCENTRATES ON THE DETAILED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE CRITICAL LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER (LNA) AND LO CHIPS TO SHOW CONCEPT FEASIBILITY. INCLUDED IN THE PHASE I STUDY ARE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF CHIP PERFORMANCE AND OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE RECEIVER FRONT END. DESIGN OF THE REMAINING NON-CRITICAL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING THE MIXER AND IF AMPLIFIER, WILL BE COMPLETED IN PHASE II; A MASK TOOL SET WILL ALSO BE GENERATED AT THAT TIME AND USED TO FABRICATE THE CHIP SET. THE DESIGN FREQUENCY BAND IS TENTATIVELY SET AT 17.7-20.2 GHZ. THIS WILL PERMIT ADAPTATION TO NEIGHBORING FREQUENCIES WITH MINOR MASK MODIFICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Wendell C. Peterson
Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microwave Monolithics Inc.
465 E. Easy Street Simi Valley, CA 93065

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