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High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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MaXentric Technologies, LLC
NJ Fort Lee, NJ 07024-6006
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0329
Award Amount: $99,979.00


MaXentric, in collaboration with North Carolina State University, is proposing a unique sub-terahertz D-band wireless communication radio that can deliver throughputs exceeding 1 Gb/s at a range of 1 km using a D-band Integrated with V-band Architecture or DIVA. DIVAs Phase I development efforts include the design of a D-band based MMIC that can directly connect to the Gb/S V-band Transceiver (GVT) technology developed by MaXentric. MaXentric Phase I efforts involve the development of the MMIC D-band RF front-end chip and the adaptation of MaXentrics GVT for D-band operations and D-band MMIC integration. DIVAs reliance on using an intermediate v-band front end is a clear balance between a lower risk rapidly maturing V-band and E-band components with a new development for a D-band MMIC. DIVA will offer a 2 Gb/s link throughput based on its current implementation road map with a demonstrable 1.4 Gb/s link throughput today.

Principal Investigator:

Kamran Mahbobi
Managing Director
(201) 242-9800

Business Contact:

Houman Ghajari
(858) 272-8800
Small Business Information at Submission:

MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302 Fort Lee, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 223832509
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No