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Flexible T/R Modules for Large-Aperture, Space-Based SAR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74429
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
040321
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Flexible T/R Modules for Large-Aperture, Space-Based SAR
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC05CA81C
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

SI2 Technologies, Inc (SI2) proposes to develop membrane compatible transmit/receive (T/R) modules for flexible, space-deployable synthetic aperture radar (SAR) antenna arrays. Large-aperture, yet lightweight SARs are desired for many Earth science monitoring applications as they may be placed at higher orbits which offer greater coverage and shorter interferometric repeat times. However, the technology for manufacturing T/R modules on flexible membranes has limited the development of these space based arrays. SI2's innovation is to apply its laser transfer Direct Write techniques to fabricate a flexible T/R module which can be integrated with each array element. SI2's proprietary laser transfer processes will be used to "print" pre-fabricated active electronics (e.g. conventional semiconductor devices such as amplifiers, switches, etc.) on large area, flexible substrates directly from off-the-shelf wafers. The result of the proposed effort will be a demonstrated pathway for manufacturing T/R modules on flexible substrates which will further the development of lightweight, large-aperture, electronically-steerable space based radar arrays.

Principal Investigator:

Erik S. Handy
Principal Investigator
9786062601
ehandy@si2technologies.com

Business Contact:

Joseph M. Kunze
Business Official
9786062601
jkunze@si2technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SI2 Technologies, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Chelmsford, MA 01824

EIN/Tax ID: 061691966
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No