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Advanced Phased-Array Module Interconnect Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86465
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-036-0592
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Radar, Inc.
315 Commerce Park Road North Kingstown, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Phased-Array Module Interconnect Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0052
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The design and development of phased-array radars requires the integration of solid-state components and adequate thermal mitigation within the array lattice constraints. The current trend is towards increasingly planar designs and a reduction in the array depth. The MDA SPEAR program is one example in which a planar T/R "tile" architecture is utilized. System-on-a-chip technologies such as SiGe will help miniaturize the modules, but is only part of the solution. Advanced multi-layer board technology is needed in order to integrate the active devices, provide the required RF manifold, DC power and digital control to the array, while providing adequate thermal conduction. In Phase I, Applied Radar will investigate novel board technologies such as HTCC and LTCC which enable next-generation phased-array architectures and reduce cost. In Phase II, a prototype module will be developed utilizing the developed board technology which integrates active array components into a demonstration array. The target frequency range is X-band, but the developed technology could be utilized for other frequency ranges.

Principal Investigator:

William H. Weedon
President/CEO
4012950062
whw@appliedradar.com

Business Contact:

Michael A. Sherry
Vice-President/GM
4012950062
msherry@appliedradar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED RADAR, INC.
210 Airport Street Quonset Point North Kingstown, RI 02852

EIN/Tax ID: 043438479
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No