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Low-Cost, High-Power Transmit/Receive Modules for X-band Radars

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74799
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05-0187T
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vega Wave Systems
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 104 West Chicago, IL 60185-4815
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low-Cost, High-Power Transmit/Receive Modules for X-band Radars
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-05-P-0095
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR Phase I project Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will develop and demonstrate III-V native-oxide defined InGaP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) for integrated X-band radar transmit/receive modules. The Phase I objective is to leverage prior demonstrations of III-V native oxide defined HBTs in order to achieve high device performance for both power amplifier (PA) and low-noise amplifier (LNA) X-band radar applications in a common heterostructure. The design is expected to result in a new approach capable of achieving high performance in an inherently low-cost device process. Prototype oxide-defined InGaP heterojunction bipolar transistors will be designed, fabricated and delivered in Phase I that have been optimized for LNA and PA applications. The devices will be characterized and modeling parameters will be extracted from the characterization results. Preliminary low noise amplifier and power amplifier designs will be evaluated using the models obtained for the transistors. In Phase II the technology will be optimized for performance, extended to higher levels of integration, and applied to monolithically-integrated transmit/receive module designs.

Principal Investigator:

Alan R. Sugg
President
6305629433
arsugg@vegawave.com

Business Contact:

Alan R. Sugg
President
6305629433
arsugg@vegawave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vega Wave Systems, Inc.
1275 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 112 West Chicago, IL 60185

EIN/Tax ID: 233047914
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME
Dept of Electrical Engineering, 261 Fitzpatrick Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Contact: Patrick Fay
Contact Phone: (574) 631-5693
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university