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Multipaction Resistant RF Components for Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-190-0989
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-190
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Nokomis, Inc
310 5th St. Charleroi, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Multipaction Resistant RF Components for Satellites
Agency: DOD
Contract: N66001-11-M-5103
Award Amount: $99,934.00
 

Abstract:

Satellite RF components suffer from an additional design limitation that does not concern their terrestrial counterparts: multipaction, an electron avalanche effect that can reduce performance or permanently damage devices under certain conditions. To avoid the onset of this effect, the traditional options are increasing the component size (more specifically, gap widths) or reducing operating power. Given the cost per weight to deploy satellite systems, both of these options result in exponential increases in the price per watt of transmission. Nokomis proposes to develop technology for multipactor-resistant components, allowing for increased power handling and performance with improved reliability. The key is that the multipactor mitigation technology utilized will allow for this component performance improvement in a smaller form factor device, enabling the realization of industry-wide performance gains.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Fisher
Senior Scientist
(724) 483-3946
pfisher@nokomisinc.com

Business Contact:

Gena DiSimoni
SBIR Director
(724) 483-3946
gdisimoni@nokomisinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nokomis, Inc
310 5th St. Charleroi, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 030487685
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes