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High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00167-11-P-0388
Award Amount: $79,981.00


Microwave limiters are key components in active electronically scanned phased arrays, as well as mechanically-scanned radar systems. In current systems there are two fabrication technologies for microwave limiters: hybrid microcircuits, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Nuvotronics proposes a third way which captures the manufacturing and response-speed advantages of a monolithic approach, while leveraging unique advantages of the PolyStrataTM platform to provide RF performance better than existing hybrid silicon PIN diode limiters. The developed limiter will be suitable for high-volume fabrication, with minimum touch labor content, reducing cost by 50% compared to existing limiters.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Huettner
Senior Member Technical S
(800) 341-2333

Business Contact:

Scott Meller
Vice President
(540) 341-2333
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 262821822
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes