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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-08-M-0139
Agency Tracking Number: N082-172-0153
Amount: $99,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-172
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
AURIGA MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS LLC
650 Suffolk Street, Suite410, Lowell, MA, 01854
DUNS: 168849011
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nick Kingsley
 Principal Engineer
 (978) 441-1117
 nick_kingsley@auriga-ms.com
Business Contact
 Yusuke Tajima
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (978) 441-1117
Email: 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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