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High Power Microwave Limiters based on GaN Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70233
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-162-0649
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
1195 Atlas Road Columbia, SC 29209-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Power Microwave Limiters based on GaN Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-05-C-4110
Award Amount: $69,758.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop power limiter based on Schottky diodes over AlGaN/GaN structure. The limiters would have the capability to integrate with AlGaN/GaN transistors, which is a good candidate for next-generation power amplifiers. The microwave noise behavior of GaN-based transistors is also similar to the best GaAs transistors. Thus, the power limiters together with GaN-based LNA will serve as a robust receiver which can be put close to the high-power amplifiers. GaN material systems have been under intense investigation in the last ten years due to its high breakdown field and high temperature operation. GaN transistors operating up to 600C is available in reports from various researchers. The devices and circuits will prove their potential for modern military demand of high power microwave limiters.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas Katona
Research Scientist
8036479757
tkatona@s-et.com

Business Contact:

Remis Gaska
President and CEO
8036479757
gaska@s-et.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SENSOR ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1195 Atlas Road Columbia, SC 29209

EIN/Tax ID: 141812556
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No