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Low-Phase-Noise, Phase-Locked Miniature Oscillator (PL MINO) for Advanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62242
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1533
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Low-Phase-Noise, Phase-Locked Miniature Oscillator (PL MINO) for Advanced ADCs(9664)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0021
Award Amount: $729,967.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-noise, phase-locked, miniature oscillator (PL MINO) for use in advanced communications systems. The PL MINO will provide the low-noise, 2.5 GHz clock waveform for next generation ADCs in a 0.33 cm3 (0.02 in3) package. It will be a dramatic advancement over state-of-the-art, rack-mounted clock oscillators available today. The PL MINO circuitry will be realized in IBM's SiGe BiCMOS technology. The phase-locked loop (PLL) will be closed around the free-funning MINO (FR MINO) that is in ongoing development at Q-DOT. The FR MINO uses a surface transversal wave (STW) resonator built by RF Monolithics to provide very low phase noise in a very small package. The first generation FR MINO achieved a jitter of 19 fs. A refinement of the FR MINO currently in progress is expected to reduce the jitter to 7 fs. The PLL circuitry will be designed, fabricated, packaged, and tested under the proposed Phase II program. The SiGe chip, STW resonator, and/or package will be refined as necessary during the Phase II+ to optimize performance prior to production. Under the proposed Phase II Option, a FR MINO will be built using an over-moded sapphire resonator from TFR Technologies to further reduce the close-in phase noise by up to 20 dB for use as a local oscillator in next-generation radars.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Hay
7195901112
hay@qdot.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Linnenbrink
7195901112
toml@qdot.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

EIN/Tax ID: 362930703
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No