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A Radiation Hard Self Bias Low Noise Amplifier

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62241
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2052
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc.
1411 West River Road, North Minneapolis, MN 55411-3436
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Radiation Hard Self Bias Low Noise Amplifier
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-03-M-0115
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

Current military and commercial communication systems at lower frequencies experience spectrum crowding, and does not have wide bandwidths needed for high data rates. Broadband Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) are crucial components in any receiver system.Although a wide variety of LNAs are currently available in the frequency bands below 50 GHz, little development has occurred in the 49 to 52 GHz range. Future satellite communication systems are in need of radiation hard, reliable LNAs in this frequencyrange. The TLC proposed wide band LNA takes advantages of the patented substrate engineering technologies, design, and microfabrication capabilities to develop a radiation hard amplifier capable of providing a flat gain, for temperatures of -40¿ C to +80¿C, using InP PHEMT technology. This proposed project results in a wide band high gain, low noise figure, Low Noise Amplifier, which is needed in the present and future communication receivers. Applications include several military systems such as SATCOM(satellite communiation) systems. This LNA is also very useful in the transceivers of missile seeker, collusion avoidance radars, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Sasidhar Vajha
MMIC Design Engineer
6123412795
sasidhar@tlcprecision.com

Business Contact:

Timothy T. Childs
President
6123412795
tlc@tlcprecision.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TLC PRECISION WAFER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1411 West River Road North Minneapolis, MN 55411

EIN/Tax ID: 411697186
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No