Low Cost, High Performance Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits on a single chip

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,842.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7397
Award Id:
94847
Agency Tracking Number:
B09B-004-0076
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09T004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12526 High Bluff Dr. Ste 300, San Diego, CA, 92130
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
088234245
Principal Investigator:
Nitin Jain
CTO and CEO
(858) 481-6004
nitin@anokiwave.com
Business Contact:
Nitin Jain
CTO and CEO
(858) 481-6004
nitin@anokiwave.com
Research Institute:
University of California, Irvine
Kimberlee Eudy
University of California
Irvine Office of Research Adm.
Irvine, CA, 92697
(949) 824-8109
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I proposal is to demonstrate, through a rigorous design and modeling, the feasibility of a single chip Transmit/Receive Integrated Circuits (TRIC) with on-chip controller and compensation networks for next generation X-band radar systems. TRIC will include RF, analog and digital circuits on a single chip. TRIC functionality would include Frequency-modulated Continuous Wave (FM-CW) and Pulsed mode radar operation. The technology node for the single chip solution will be advanced silicon based process such as CMOS sub-um or SiGe BiCMOS process. These processes allow a seamless integration of high performance RF circuits with compact digital circuits. Moreover, they provide a low cost solution as compared to multi-chip modules (MCM). To address performance variability of the transceiver due to process and operating condition variation, a self-correcting approach driven by Built-In Self-Test (BIST) procedure is implemented. The TRIC designed will have high bandwidth (30%), high power 0.5-2W, high transmitter efficiency (>20%) and low system noise figure (<3dB). These system specifications are well suited for applications like FMCW and Pulsed phased array radar applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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