High-Efficiency Solid-State S&X-Band Radar Power Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,984.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-08-M-0139
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-172-0153
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AURIGA MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS LLC
650 Suffolk Street, Suite410, Lowell, MA, 01854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168849011
Principal Investigator:
Nick Kingsley
Principal Engineer
(978) 441-1117
nick_kingsley@auriga-ms.com
Business Contact:
Yusuke Tajima
Chief Technology Officer
(978) 441-1117
ytajima@auriga-ms.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Inefficiencies in radar transmitters lead to issues with power generation, heat removal, reduced lifetime, and cost of operation. A high power RF amplifier with high efficiency would be very useful in military and commercial applications. Auriga is proposing to investigate two methods for improving the efficiency of S and X-band amplifiers. Gallium Nitride (GaN) devices will be used to satisfy the high power requirement. Its use in high efficiency technologies has been demonstrated by Auriga.

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