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Severless Traveling Wave Tube for High Data Rate Space Communications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51737
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1407
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AmpWaveTech, LLC
30047 Persimmon Drive Cleveland, OH 44145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Severless Traveling Wave Tube for High Data Rate Space Communications
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

A new generation of Ka-band helical traveling wave tube (TWT) power amplifiers with efficiencies of over 60% will be developed. The dramatic increase in efficiency over current state-of-the-art amplifiers with about 45% efficiency will be achieved by the introduction of a novel taper to suppress all parasitic power flow, the elimination of severs, and new approaches for the minimization of circuit losses. These innovations will lead to large reductions in power requirements, circuit size, and system weight, and will result in enormous cost savings for launch and operation of communication satellites. The proposed technology development promises to provide the biggest contribution to efficiency enhancement in helical TWTs since the introduction of velocity tapers some 35 years ago and will enable high frequency digital broadband communications for near-Earth and deep-space missions with multi-gigabit-per-second data rates.

Principal Investigator:

Wolfgang Mueller
Senior Research Scientist
4408354610
wm@research2000.com

Business Contact:

Wolfgang Mueller
Operating Manager
4408354610
wm@research2000.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AmpWaveTech, LLC
30047 Persimmon Drive Cleveland, OH 44145

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