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W-band Transmitter

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Department of Defense
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2012 / 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: 2012
Title: W-band Transmitter
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0191
Award Amount: $149,995.00


ABSTRACT: MaXentric and the University of California propose using AlGaN/GaN HEMT devices, quasi-optical combining with meta-materials, and linearization techniques. MaXentrics millimeter wave electronics focus on a new and promising architecture called meta-material in a tiled or tray active array amplifier. Our approach borrows heavily from previously advanced quasi-optics concepts, which recognized and exploited the inherent advantages of free-space power combining as compared to traditional, planar power combining methods. Intrinsically three-dimensional, the tiled or tray active array amplifier relies on tunable, TEM waveguide structures enabled by engineered two and three dimensional metal-dielectric structures configured at meta-materials. BENEFIT: For unmanned systems, video data constitutes the only"eyes-in-the-sky"and thus the only link that a ground crew may have with what is actually going on in the vicinity of an unmanned air vehicle. A ground crew hundreds or even thousands of kilometers away, the video data link becomes absolutely critical to the safety and success of the mission. The W-Band Transmitter will solve these problems and meet the market needs. The W-Band transmitter is uniquely suited for higher bandwidth communication for multi-senor video streams and more complex command and controls.The 2012 budget for UAV predator and reaper modifications is approximately $325 million and from $475 million to $550 million for each remaining year of this decade. It is anticipated that a portion of these budgeted funds will be for SATCOM communication with the new WGS satellites, thus incorporating new W-Band transmitter into preexisting UAVs.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Kimball
(858) 272-8800

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