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SPACE-QUALIFIED SUBMILLIMETER RADIOMETER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
622
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
622
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Millitech Corp.
South Deerfield Research Park South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: SPACE-QUALIFIED SUBMILLIMETER RADIOMETER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,462.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH DEVELOPS A SPECTROMETER FRONTEND FOR USE AT 557 GHZ (THE 1[10] - 1[01] TRANSITION OF WATER VAPOR). DURING PHASE I, THE DESIGN IS RESEARCHED; A COMPLETE SPECTROMETER FRONTEND IS FABRICATED AND TESTED DURING PHASE II. THE MAJOR COMPONENTS DEVELOPED INCLUDE: A SOLID-STATE LOCAL OSCILLATOR EMPLOYING MULTIPLIERS TO PRODUCE 1-2 MW OF POWER AT 560 GHZ, AN ULTRA LOW NOISE WAVEGUIDE MIXER WHICH REQUIRES MINIMAL LOCAL-OSCILLATOR POWER (2 MW) AND WHICH IS CAPABLE OF OPERATION BETWEEN 300 K AND 20 K, AND THE QUASIOPTICAL SUBSYSTEM REQUIRED FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING BEFORE HETERODYNING. A LINE OF MULTIPLIERS THROUGHOUT THE NEAR-MILLIMETER RANGE ARE TO BE OPTIMIZED AND RUGGEDIZEDFOR USE AS PUMPS FOR A FINAL DOUBLER TO 560 GHZ. THE RESULTING TRIPLERS AND DOUBLERS ARE AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE LOCAL-OSCILLATOR POWER FOR A VARIETY OF SATELLITE-BORNE RECEIVERS THROUGHOUT THE NEAR-MILLIMETER AND SUBMILLIMETER SPECTRUM. THE MIXERS AND QUASIOPTICAL COMPONENTS TO BE DEVELOPED LIKEWISE ARE EXTENSION OF COMPONENTS IN EXISTENCE.THE SPACE-QUALIFIED COMPONENTS WILL BE NEEDED TO CONSTRUCT RADIOMETERS AND COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVERS FOR USE ABOVE THE ATMOSPHERE.

Principal Investigator:

Richard G. Huguenin

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Millitech Corp.
South Deerfield Research Park South Deerfield, MA 01373

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