You are here

Robust Microfabricated Interconnect Technologies: DC to THz

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CG11C
Agency Tracking Number: 154931
Amount: $749,992.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-05-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-05
Small Business Information
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop
Radford, VA 24141-8846
United States
DUNS: 827121455
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Cannon
 Member of Tech Staff/PI-PM
 (800) 341-2333
Business Contact
 Scott Meller
Title: Business Official
Phone: (800) 341-2333
Research Institution

To meet the needs of future NASA Earth science objectives, significant advancements in the overall level of integration and functional density that is achievable in multi-band microwave radar and radiometer instruments are proposed. The targeted system is the Wideband Instrument for Snow Measurements (WISM), which is a technology development effort to measure Snow Water Equivalent that targets the requirements of the proposed Snow and Cold Land Processes Mission. During Phase I, we developed concepts for enhancing the WISM by incorporating signal multiplexing and active devices in the PolyStrata antenna feed that are not present in the baseline version of the instrument. On the Phase II program, we propose to demonstrate these enhancements to the WISM with deliverable hardware prototypes of such active multi-band feed antennas. Drastic improvements in system noise figure and overall size are made possible by integrating the first stage of LNAs into the PolyStrata feed antenna, eliminating additional cable and diplexer losses that occur in the current modular system.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government