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Active RF Switch Array (9646)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68255
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2508
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: Active RF Switch Array (9646)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R114
Award Amount: $119,979.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop an Active RF Switch Array for the Army's hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) missile seeker test system. The switch array is designed to route 10 GHz X-band signals at low levels of approximately 0 dBm. IBM's SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technology is used to create ultra-fast active RF switches capable of switching times of 200 ps or less. This integrated circuit technology may also be capable of integrating other functions such as gain and signal combining in order to produce a complete 4 x 4 or 4 x 8 switch matrix on a chip. The active switch approach has the potential to provide ultra-fast switching with constant port impedances while reducing the size and component count of the switch matrix. Under Phase I, Q-DOT will perform an architecture study and circuit approach evaluation to determine the feasibility of the switch array and the more complex switch matrix. A prototype switch array will be built and tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Hoskins,
Mgr., Device Technology
7195901112
hoskins@qdot.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Linnenbrink
President & Technical Dir
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