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7 GHz SiGe High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Module (PAM) for Phased Arrays (9662)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67426
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-023-1874
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: 7 GHz SiGe High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Module (PAM) for Phased Arrays (9662)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0103
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop a SiGe Power Amplifier RFIC with high efficiency and high linearity for use in the 7 GHz downlink multiple-beam antenna (MBA) on the Transformational Satellite (TSAT). The power amplifier will provide a minimum linear output power of 500 mW at 7 GHz, with an ultimate goal of 1 W. Design techniques will be implemented to simultaneously maintain a high average power-added efficiency (PAE) and low IMD while operating with multiple carriers to meet the requirements of the 7 GHz MBA. The power amplifier will be implemented in IBM's advanced SiGe BiCMOS technology to maximize integration onto a single chip. This will reduce the size and weight of the power amplifier, as well as improve its reliability. During Phase I, an assessment of the RF output power and PAE capability for a power amplifier developed in IBM's SiGe will be performed. Architectures for increasing average power-added efficiency and linearity will also be developed, resulting in the conceptual design for the complete power amplifier. In Phase II, the power amplifier will be realized in SiGe BiCMOS, and then tailored to additional military and/or commercial applications in Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher E. Hay
Research Engineer
7195901112
hay@qdot.com

Business Contact:

Thomas E. Linnenbrink
President and Technical Director
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