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Low Noise Amplifier with Noise-cancelling for Satellite Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-154-1323
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-154
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
PRINCETON MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY INC
UNIT C-10 3 NAMI LANE MERCERVILLE, NJ 08619-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Noise Amplifier with Noise-cancelling for Satellite Communications
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1442
Award Amount: $149,255.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Low Noise Amplifiers covering the 81-86 GHz band with ultra-low noise figures of less than 2.0 dB at the module"s flange level are proposed. There is a need for front-end components to exploit the available 5 GHz bandwidth for both space and terrestrial government and commercial communications links. Recent noise-cancelling methodologies for multi-octave bandwidth amplifiers where the common-gate noise of a common-gate/common-source input is cancelled will be investigated. The baseline approach, for comparison, will use reactively-matched methodologies with common-source input for the 81-86GHz band. The proposed baseline technology, 50 nm InP MHEMTs grown on GaAs, shows the lowest noise and highest gain in W-band. The linearity, power consumption, gain, and dynamic range will be investigated. Gating criteria include operation over -40 oC to + 80 oC and a path to space-qualification. Applicability of the noise-cancelling approach to full coverage of the 74 110 GHz band, and linearization techniques will be investigated. BENEFIT: The proposed ultra-low noise amplifiers will enable efficient use of the 5 GHz available bandwidth across 81-86 GHz in receiving QAM and QPSK with high linearity. Government and military applications include satellite uplink reception of spectrally efficient waveforms, satellite-to-satellite links, 70 110 GHz weather and ice-coverage observation, battlefield communications, and secure communications. Dual-use applications include 5 GHz wide point-to-point links in crowded environments, and easily-licensed, quickly-deployed overlapping communications. The technology is transferrable to the other E-bands: 71-76 GHz and 92-95 GHz.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Bechtle
Senior Member Technical Staff
(609) 586-8140
dan@princetonmicrowave.com

Business Contact:

Sarjit Bharj
Vice-President
(609) 586-8140
sarjit@princetonmicrowave.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PRINCETON MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY INC
UNIT C-10 3 NAMI LANE MERCERVILLE, NJ -

EIN/Tax ID: 223195422
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: Yes