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FEEDBACK PSEUDOMORPHIC HEMT LOW NOISE AMPLIFIERS FOR LOW COST RECEIVERS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17129
Amount: $43,778.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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Po Box 1956
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
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Abstract

THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE COMBINATION OF NEW DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, DETAILED DEVICE MODELING, AND NEW CIRCUIT TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL, EARTH-TERMINAL, LOW-COST, KA-BAND RECEIVERS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BOTH GAAA AND SILICON-BIPOLARMMICS ARE KEY TO COST IMPROVEMENT IN THESE SYSTEMS, BUT HYBRID SOLUTIONS FOR SELECTED COMPONENTS CAN STILL BE COST EFFECTIVE WHEN THERE IS A PERFORMANCE BENEFIT. THE MICROWAVE DEVICE AND RELATED ASSEMBLY COSTS ARE ONLY A PART OF THE TOTAL, WHICH INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT MECHANICAL COSTS AND THE COST OF AN INPUT ISOLATOR. IN THIS PROJECT, A COMBINATION OF DEVICE AND CIRCUIT DESIGN WILL FOCUS ON THE SIMPLIFICATION OF MICROWAVE HARDWARE TO RETAIN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE LEVELS REQUIRED OF A 20-GHZ, LOW-NOISE RECEIVER,WHILE ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR AN INPUT ISOLATOR NORMALLY USED TO PROVIDE INPUT IMPEDANCE MATCH. SPECIFICALLY, 0.1-MICRON-GATE-LENGTH, PSEUDOMORPHIC HEMTS, WHICH OFFER SUPERIOR NOISE AND GAIN PERFORMANCE, WILL BE USED IN FEEDBACK CIRCUIT DESIGNS THAT PROVIDE SIMULTANEOUS NOISE- AND SIGNAL-MATCH THROUGH FEEDBACK TECHNIQUES. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE COMBINATION OF NEW DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, DETAILED DEVICE MODELING, AND NEW CIRCUIT TECHNIQUES FOR SMALL, EARTH-TERMINAL, LOW-COST, KA-BAND RECEIVERS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF BOTH GAAA AND SILICON-BIPOLARMMICS ARE KEY TO COST IMPROVEMENT IN THESE SYSTEMS, BUT HYBRID SOLUTIONS FOR SELECTED COMPONENTS CAN STILL BE COST EFFECTIVE WHEN THERE IS A PERFORMANCE BENEFIT. THE MICROWAVE DEVICE AND RELATED ASSEMBLY COSTS ARE ONLY A PART OF THE TOTAL, WHICH INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT MECHANICAL COSTS AND THE COST OF AN INPUT ISOLATOR. IN THIS PROJECT, A COMBINATION OF DEVICE AND CIRCUIT DESIGN WILL FOCUS ON THE SIMPLIFICATION OF MICROWAVE HARDWARE TO RETAIN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE LEVELS REQUIRED OF A 20-GHZ, LOW-NOISE RECEIVER,WHILE ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR AN INPUT ISOLATOR NORMALLY USED TO PROVIDE INPUT IMPEDANCE MATCH. SPECIFICALLY, 0.1-MICRON-GATE-LENGTH, PSEUDOMORPHIC HEMTS, WHICH OFFER SUPERIOR NOISE AND GAIN PERFORMANCE, WILL BE USED IN FEEDBACK CIRCUIT DESIGNS THAT PROVIDE SIMULTANEOUS NOISE- AND SIGNAL-MATCH THROUGH FEEDBACK TECHNIQUES.

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