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Company Information:

Company Name:
QuinStar Technology, inc.
Address:
24085 Garnier Street
Torrance, CA
Phone:
(310) 320-1111
URL:
EIN:
330555604
DUNS:
805759370
Number of Employees:
123
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
N/A
POC Phone:
N/A
POC Email:
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Narrative:
N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,770,207.00 17
SBIR Phase II $8,819,613.00 12
STTR Phase I $99,745.00 1

Award List:

MicroElectroMechaical (MEM) Millimeter-Wave Control Devices for Affordable Scanning Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,804.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
H. John Kuno
Abstract:
The proposed project addresses the development of novel millimeter-wave control device technology. Microelectromechanical (MEM) switches and phase shifters will be developed for scanning antenna applications. The basic MEM switch consists of a tiltable micro vane, signal transmission lines,… More

MicroElectroMechanical (MEM) Millimeter-Wave Control Devices for Affordable Scanning Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,798.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
H. John Kuno
Abstract:
The proposed project addresses the development of novel millimeter-wave control device technology. Microelectromechanical (MEM) switches and phase shifters will be developed for scanning antenna applications. The basic MEM switch consists of a tiltable micro vane, signal transmission lines,… More

W-Band Short Pulse IMPATT Diode Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,923.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Kuno
Abstract:
N/a

W-Band Short Pulse IMPATT Diode Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$595,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
H. J. Kuno
Abstract:
N/a

Antenna for Shipboard Missile Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,844.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
H. J. Kuno, Program Manager
Abstract:
"Millimeter-wave can penetrate fog, smoke, clouds, and dust. Because of the short wavelength, millimeter-waves, when used in sensor systems such as radars, can provide sensing accuracy. In addition, relatively small antennas can provide high gain andnarrow beamwidth at millimeter-wave frequencies.… More

Millimeter Wave Communications for Force Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,606.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Ying, Program Manager
Abstract:
United States Air Force and other services deploy a variety of covert and non-covert intrusion systems for securing various assets and bases. It is critical that the data generated by these systems be transmitted to various collection sites in a covertfashion to thwart any attempt to compromise the… More

Antenna for Shipboard Missile Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$733,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
H. Kuno, Exec Vice President
Abstract:
A great deal of effort has been directed toward the development of millimeter-wave missile seekers because of its capability to penetrate fog, clouds, and smoke, and its ability to provide narrow beamwidth and high resolution with small antenna size. Thedevelopment effort has mostly been centered… More

Antenna for Shipboard Missile Detection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
H. Kuno, Exec Vice President
Abstract:
A great deal of effort has been directed toward the development of millimeter-wave missile seekers because of its capability to penetrate fog, clouds, and smoke, and its ability to provide narrow beamwidth and high resolution with small antenna size. Thedevelopment effort has mostly been centered… More

Millimeter Wave Communications for Force Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,846.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
It is critically important to protect our military and civilian assets from attacks by enemy forces and terrorists in today's hostile environment in various parts of the world. The U.S. Air Force and other agencies involved in force protection, anti-terrorism, and Homeland defense employ or will… More

W-Band High-Power Chirped Solid-State Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,430.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert S. Ying, Program Manager
Abstract:
By capitalizing the high power capability of the W-band series stacked pulsed IMPATT diodes, and a hybrid-coupled combiner, pulse power output greater than 50 watts can be achieved from a transmitter, more than twice the output power currently achieved from a single junction device, but small enough… More

Efficient Lightweight, W-band Power Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,668.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
H. J. Kuno, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In order to handle extremely large amount of airborne intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance (AISR) data, command & control information at high data rate, and large number of communication channels in support of many aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), future military communication… More

W-Band Power Amplifier Based on Wide Bandgap Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,457.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
Millimeter-wave radars, operating in W-band centered at the 94 GHz low atmospheric attenuation window, provide advantages of high resolution with small antenna, penetration through fog, clouds, smoke, and dust. This program is aimed at the development of state-of-the-art high power solid-state… More

Efficient Lightweight, W-band Power Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,741.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
H. J. Kuno, Executive Vice president
Abstract:
In order to handle extremely large amount of airborne intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance (AISR) data and command & control information at high data rate, and large number of communication channels in support of many aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), future military communication… More

Next Generation Ultra-linear Super High Frequency/Extremely High Frequency (SHF/EHF) Solid State Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,847.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
We propose to develop an ultra-linear, 1-watt solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) operating at 44 GHz with a power-added efficiency (PAE) of 40%. A cornerstone of our approach is the development of a power MMIC with an efficiency of greater than 50%. This will be achieved by employing… More

V-Band Solid State Power Amplifier with Integrated Power Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,784.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal is aimed at the development of SSPAs in the 71-76 GHz band with output power>40 W, Gain>20 dB, power added efficiency >35%, and linearity (ACPR 60MHz. To achieve the high power output and high efficiency, we will first develop 1W power amplifier MMICs based on GaN/SiC HEMT device… More

W-Band Power Amplifier Based on Wide Bandgap Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,821.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
QuinStar proposes to develop a 5-watt power amplifier operating at W-band frequencies (94 GHz) by 1) developing a new high power GaN MMIC and 2) developing a new high-efficiency broadband power combiner. For GaN device technology, we are teaming with HRL Laboratories, the leader in GaN technology at… More

Next Generation Ultra-linear Super High Frequency/Extremely High Frequency (SHF/EHF) Solid State Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,895.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
QuinStar Technology proposes to develop an ultra-linear, 1-watt solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) operating at 44 GHz with a power-added efficiency (PAE) of greater than 30%. To accomplish these goals we will 1) develop a new high-efficiency MMIC with an efficiency of greater than 40% and 2)… More

E-band Radiation Hardened Low Noise Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a low noise amplifier (LNA), operating at E-band frequencies (81-86 GHz), with SOA noise performance, enhanced linearity and low power consumption. This will be accomplished by a combination of SOA device technology and innovative circuit techniques. The key to the… More

V-Band Solid State Power Amplifier with Integrated Power Combiner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,766.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Edward Watkins, Program Manager – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
This proposal is aimed at the development of SSPAs in the 71-76 GHz band with output power>40 W, Gain>20 dB, power added efficiency>35%, and linearity (ACPR<-40 dBc) consistent with 16 QAM modulation bandwidth>60MHz. To achieve the high power output and high efficiency, we will first… More

20 Gigahertz (GHz) Radiation Hardened Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Downlinks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,899.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: To support high data rate battle field communications, future military satellite communication systems will be required to provide higher signal capacities by employing complex modulation schemes in closely spaced channels. To meet this requirement, a new generation of Solid State Power… More

W-band Airborne SATCOM Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,688.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a linear, solid-state power amplifier (SSPA), operating at 81 to 86 GHz, with an output power of 50 watts and a power-added efficiency (PAE) of 30%. This will be accomplished with a combination of SOA device technology and innovative circuit techniques. For the… More

Low Noise Amplifier with Noise-cancelling for Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Gray, Sr. Program Manager – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed effort seeks to develop an innovative ultra low noise amplifier (LNA) operating at 81-86 GHz. The integrated circuit technology features an optimized noise figure, enhanced linearity, and reduced power consumption. This will be accomplished by a combination of… More

E-band Radiation Hardened Low Noise Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,955.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: QuinStar Technology proposes to develop a low noise amplifier (LNA), operating at E-band frequencies (81-86 GHz), with SOA noise performance, enhanced linearity and low power consumption. This will be accomplished by employing a combination of SOA device technology and innovative circuit… More

W-band Airborne SATCOM Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,762.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
James Schellenberg, Chief Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: QuinStar proposes to develop an efficient, linear solid-state power amplifier (SSPA), operating over the 81 to 86 GHz band, for high data rate communications between Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and satellites. We will accomplish this by employing state-of-the-art wide-bandgap gallium… More

F-band, High-Efficiency GaN Power Amplifier for the Scanning Microwave Limb Sounder and SOFIA

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,872.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Schellenberg, Chief Engineer
Abstract:
QuinStar Technology proposes to develop a 4-watt Solid-State Power Amplifier (SSPA) operating at F-band (106-114 GHz) with a power-added efficiency (PAE) of greater than 30%. This will be achieved by employing two major innovations. First, we are employing state-of-the-art wide bandgap GaN (Gallium… More

Highly Integrated W and V Band Satellite Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,715.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Cheng K. Pao, Program Manager – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: QuinStar Technology proposes an integrated solution for W/V-band GEO satellite transceivers to minimize transceiver SWaP and cost while maximizing performance. This will be accomplished by using advanced GaN technologies for the transmitter SSPA and InP technologies for the receiver LNA.… More

W and V band Airborne SATCOM Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,694.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tracy Lee, Program Manager – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed work is to develop a high integration, single transmit, multiple receive, digital beamforming, airborne SATCOM transceiver. This can be accomplished by using advanced GaN technologies for the transmitter SSPA and InP technologies for the receiver LNA. Furthermore, we propose… More

Spaceborne 35-W GaN Power Amplifiers at 71-76 GHz

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,782.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ed Watkins, Principal Engineer – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: QuinStar Technology proposes to develop an efficient, solid-state power amplifier (SSPA), operating over the 71 to 76 GHz band, for use in high data rate satellite transmitters. The goals of an efficient>35 watt, power amplifier at these frequencies will be met by employing a… More

Compact, Highly Integrated Front-End Module for Airborne W/V band SATCOM Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,310.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tracy Lee, Program Manager – (310) 320-1111
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: QuinStar proposes to build a small and light-weight radio frequency (RF) front-end module to be used in an airborne W/V band SATCOM transceiver. This front-end module consists of two paths: a transmit path and a receive path. In the transmit path, a designated intermediate frequency (IF)… More

Low Control Voltage, Thin Film Multiferroic Tunable Devices for RF Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,745.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Tracy Lee, Program Manager – (310) 320-1111
Research Institution:
Uni of California, Los Angeles
RI Contact:
Andrew Probasco
Abstract:
We propose a novel suspended multiferroic thin film structure fabricated by semiconductor processing technologies as the basis for the approach to designing the multiferroic microstrip-based circuit elements such as tunable filters. The proposed approach