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RAMP-CableT for Gallium Nitride Devices Enhancing Radar Performance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0602
Amount: $747,240.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA02-047
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-04-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-04-07
Small Business Information
500 Wynn Drive Suite 504
Huntsville, AL 35816
United States
DUNS: 031994218
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Welman Gebhart
 Chief Scientist
 (256) 704-3415
Business Contact
 E. Dublin
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (256) 704-3404
Research Institution

Research, development, and experiment program that develops, designs, fabricates, integrates, tests, and demonstrates a novel wideband multi-channel transport cabling technology to be integrated with Gallium Nitride transmit/receive (T/R) Module development. This initiative exploits and extends Phase I achievements to enhance radar performance, reliability, operability and cost effectiveness. Approach replaces separate cables, wires and associated connectors with a single multipurpose RAMP-CableT that provides electric power, control and data signals, and RF signals to a sub-array of T/R modules simultaneously. Research objectives are: 1) improve transmission efficiency from dc through X-band; 2) reduce cross channel interference (coupling); 3) integrate interconnect devices for direct link of RAMP-CableT to T/R modules; 4) design, fabricate, test, and demonstrate RAMP-Cable T prototype with an active radar. Performance specifications will be developed for Phase III prototypes for MDA and other commercial applications to conduct assessment of performance, reliability, transmission efficiency, crosstalk, physical attributes, and life cycle cost.

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