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High-Power Satellite Communications Amplifier

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA 24141-8846
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High-Power Satellite Communications Amplifier
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-12-C-0096
Award Amount: $738,509.00


ABSTRACT: Nuvotronics utilizes the unique PolyStrata metal micromachining process to create suspended recta-coax lines, high performance MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. Nuvotronics is proposing to develop high power, high efficiency K-band power amplifiers for future Military Satellite Communication Systems. During this Phase II project, the main goal will be to design and build an 80 Watt K-band amplifier utilizing state-of-the-art combining methods and amplifiers. Nuvotronics will demonstrate highly efficient operation through simulations and measured experimental data on a prototype unit. BENEFIT: Military and commercial satellite communications systems. Secondary applications in radar and electronic warfare systems.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Huettner
Senior RF Engineer
(800) 341-2333

Business Contact:

Scott Meller
Vice President
(800) 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