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New Radar/EW Transmit/Receiver Modules and Assemblies Technologies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-031-0382
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-031
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
METAL MATRIX CAST COMPOSITES, LLC (DBA M
101 Clematis Avenue, Unit #1 Waltham, MA 02453-7012
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: New Radar/EW Transmit/Receiver Modules and Assemblies Technologies
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-P-4569
Award Amount: $79,936.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal addresses an opportunity for the Navy to establish an integrated business and technical strategy to provide an Open Systems active array technology for emerging Naval radar and EW systems, and for modernization/sustainment of existing systems at lower cost. Transmit/ Receive (T/R) modules typically comprise 50 to 70% of the array acquisition costs which itself represents 60 to 80% of a radar system cost. The cost reduction benefits of applying an Open approach for these distributed units are substantial. Our prior work indicates T/R Unit production costs will be reduced on the order of 50% while active array operation and maintenance costs, which are ultimately even more significant, can be reduced by greater than 50%. MMCC, together with Saab Sensis, will develop GaN power amplifier open T/R unit designs tailored for USN radar and EW systems such as AMDR. The proposed design employs cost-effective commercially sourced multi-layer circuit board populated with open foundry and commercially supplied MMICs, assembled using industry standard processes. The overall objective is to realize designs having affordable Life Cycle Costs3 to 5 times less than that of traditional approaches.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Hay
VP Business Development
(781) 893-4449
rhay@mmccinc.com

Business Contact:

Barbara Simon
VP Finance
(781) 893-4449
bsimon@mmccinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Metal Matrix Cast Composites, LLC (dba MMCC, LLC)
101 Clematis Avenue, Unit #1 Waltham, MA 02453-7012

EIN/Tax ID: 743045789
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No