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Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4482
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-015
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
CUSTOM MMIC DESIGN SERVICES INC
1 Park Drive Unit 12 Westford, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A630
Award Amount: $725,890.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase 2 proposal details a comprehensive plan for the design and development of high power, high linearity, and high efficiency GaN amplifiers for millimeter-wave applications. Our plan is based around consideration of many elements within the design process including: device modeling, device layout, loadpull, harmonic loadpull, thermal management, interstage power margin, packaging, long term reliability, and linearization. We will investigate multiple amplifier topologies including a Doherty amplifier for improved efficiency at lower input drive levels. Our designs will rely heavily on electromagnetic techniques as a means of minimizing the die size and hence its manufactured cost. At the end of this contract, we will not only have developed state-of-the-art amplifiers, but also a complete design methodology for GaN amplifiers that can be applied across the frequency spectrum for other Win-T applications at K, Ka, and Q-bands.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Blount
President
(978) 467-4290
paulb@custommmic.com

Business Contact:

Paul Blount
President
(978) 467-4290
paulb@custommmic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CUSTOM MMIC DESIGN SERVICES INC
1 Park Drive Unit 12 Westford, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 204821812
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No