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High-Efficiency GaN HEMT SSPAs for S-band Radar

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87813
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-172-0957
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nitronex Corporation
2305 Presidential Drive Durham, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High-Efficiency GaN HEMT SSPAs for S-band Radar
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0140
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

S and X-band radars are central to the Air and Missile defense capability of the US ballistic missile defense (BMD) systems. The objective of this Phase I program is to investigate various PA classes of operation and identify approaches with significantly improved efficiency. The strategy proposed in this SBIR Phase I proposal is to combine the benefits of high efficiency switching architectures with the power and bandwidth capability offered by GaN HEMTs. High efficiencies are possible through use of PA classes such as D, E or F that operate the transistor as a switch. Such approaches offer significant promise for high efficiency RF transmitters provided fundamental efforts are expended to overcome the technical challenges in the input and output matching designs posed in such approaches.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas A. Winslow
Principal MMIC Engineer
9194245189
twinslow@nitronex.com

Business Contact:

Edwin L. Piner
Director, Advanced Technology
9194245167
epiner@nitronex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NITRONEX CORP.
2305 Presidential Drive Durham, NC 27703

EIN/Tax ID: 522152956
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No