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Miniature Multi-band Radar Beacon (MMRB)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-04-P-0044
Agency Tracking Number: S041-003-0001
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM04-003
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-04-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-10-14
Small Business Information
103 West Torrance Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
United States
DUNS: 186492963
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Binneg Lao
 Chief Scientist & Co-Founder
 (310) 379-2005
Business Contact
 Matt Pope
Title: Vice President of Marketing and Sal
Phone: (310) 379-2003
Research Institution

The Dual band beacon SMP-2000 has been successfully deployed in various missions providing combat identification, multiple drop/landing/assault marking, and as point designators for targeting. However it does not meet the desired specifications for size and weight and lacks an integrated GPS readout. It also cannot communicate with the Joint Stars aircraft for Blue Force tracking. The advent of Silicon Germanium (SiGe) based RFICs permits the implementation of complex multi-GHz circuits onto a single chip. Sierra Monolithics proposes to develop a miniaturized version of SMP-2000 by incorporating many of the active and passive components onto a SiGe RFIC for each band. This reduction of size and weight will enable the addition of a GPS receiver and its antenna with minimal volume penalty. The proposed frequency source and modulation scheme will allow both beacon and JSTAR functions within the same unit.

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