RF MEMS-Tuned High Efficiency Power Amplifier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-10-M-1005
Agency Tracking Number: N092-159-1091
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N092-159
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
XCom Wireless, Inc.
2815 Junipero Ave #110, Signal Hill, CA, 90755
Duns: 003049793
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Hyman
 CTO
 (562) 981-0077
 dhyman@xcomwireless.net
Business Contact
 Mark Hyman
Title: VP Administration
Phone: (562) 981-0077
Email: mhyman@xcomwireless.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
XCOM Wireless is a small fabless semiconductor and RF MEMS component developer. XCOM focuses on component products for Defense prime contractors and the commercial test and instrumentation communities. This program employs several emerging technologies to substantially improve the efficiency of high-power RF amplifiers, and enable radios to adapt to changing power levels, frequencies, battery conditions, antenna mismatch, and other operational problems. The program objectives are to design and fabricate an RF MEMS circuit that tunes a power amplifier’s output matching circuit. The MEMS are fabricated by the contractor, and the amplifier circuit will be assembled out of high-power discrete transistor and passive components on a compact custom board. Actual hardware can be built and tested at low cost in this Phase I effort because all MEMS and transistor elements have already been designed and, in some cases, already qualified as industrial-grade COTS components. The result of this Phase I will be the first high-power (8 Watt, 280-320 MHz) amplifier that can adapt to changing conditions and perform at a consistently high efficiency regardless of typical operating conditions and output impedance variations.

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