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Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a single chip

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7397
Agency Tracking Number: B09B-004-0076
Amount: $99,842.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-T004
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-05-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-11-02
Small Business Information
12526 High Bluff Dr. Ste 300
San Diego, CA 92130
United States
DUNS: 088234245
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nitin Jain
 CTO and CEO
 (858) 481-6004
Business Contact
 Nitin Jain
Title: CTO and CEO
Phone: (858) 481-6004
Research Institution
 University of California, Irvine
 Kimberlee Eudy
University of California Irvine Office of Research Adm.
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-8109
 Nonprofit College or University

The objective of this Phase I proposal is to demonstrate, through a rigorous design and modeling, the feasibility of a single chip Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits (TRIC) with on-chip controller and compensation networks for next generation X-band radar systems. TRIC will include RF, analog and digital circuits on a single chip. TRIC functionality would include Frequency-modulated Continuous Wave (FM-CW) and Pulsed mode radar operation. The technology node for the single chip solution will be advanced silicon based process such as CMOS sub-um or SiGe BiCMOS process. These processes allow a seamless integration of high performance RF circuits with compact digital circuits. Moreover, they provide a low cost solution as compared to multi-chip modules (MCM). To address performance variability of the transceiver due to process and operating condition variation, a self-correcting approach driven by Built-In Self-Test (BIST) procedure is implemented. The TRIC designed will have high bandwidth (30%), high power 0.5-2W, high transmitter efficiency (>20%) and low system noise figure (<3dB). These system specifications are well suited for applications like FMCW and Pulsed phased array radar applications.

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