ACOUSTIC CHARGE TRANSPORT BASED EW SUBSYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,985.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9612
Agency Tracking Number:
9612
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1340 Ashton Rd - Ste A, Hanover, MD, 21076
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey A Kruth
(301) 684-3800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ACOUSTIC CHARGE TRANSPORT (ACT) DEVICE IS A RELATIVELY NEW COMPONENT, FABRICATED IN MONOLITHIC FORM ON GAAS, THAT OFFERS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL FOR CURRENT/FUTURE SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS. BECAUSE OF ITS NEWNESS, LITTLE SYSTEMS APPLICATION WORK HAS BEEN PERFORMED TO-DATE. THE AREAS OF GREATEST POTENTIAL ARE IN RADAR, SONAR, AND PARTICULARLY, ELECTRONIC WARFARE (EW). IN ORDER TO EXPLOIT THIS DEVICE FULLY, SYSTEM DESIGN WORK MUST BE UNDERTAKEN TO DEVELOP CIRCUITS AND SUBSYSTEMS THAT CAN BE REALIZED EVENTUALLY IN A FULLY MONOLITHIC FORM. IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE ACT DEVICE BE ANALYZEDFROM A EW SYSTEMS APPLICATION VIEWPOINT AND ALL PERTINENT CHARACTERISTICS ADDRESSED SO THAT SEVERAL KEY BUILDING BLOCK DESIGNS CAN BE EVOLVED, AIMED AT A PHASE II FABRICATION EFFORT. MEMORY AND FILTERBANK APPLICATIONS ARE CHOSEN AS TWO OF THE MOST POTENTIALLY REWARDING AREAS OF EXPLOITATION. KNOWLEDGE GAINED ON PREVIOUS ACT EFFORTS WILL BE BROUGHT TO BEAR AND PAST CONTACT WITH EDI, THE FOREMOST ACT DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY, WILL ASSIST IN GAINING ACCESS TO THE CURRENT STATE-OF-THE-ART IN ACT DEVELOPMENT. PRELIMINARY DESIGNS DEVELOPED FOR PAST APPLICATION PROVIDE A STARTING POINT FOR THE PROPOSED EFFORT, SAVING TIME AND YIELDING AN EXCELLENT JUMPING-OFF POINT FOR A PHASE II FOLLOW-ON.

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