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S-Band Transmit/Receive Module Advancements for Efficient Radars (STRAFE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0522
Agency Tracking Number: N181-006-0099
Amount: $124,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-006
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-29
Small Business Information
132 Edison Drive, Middletown, OH, 45044
DUNS: 032326790
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dustin Brown
 (513) 360-0800
 dustin.brown@nuwaves.com
Business Contact
 Jeff Wells
Phone: (513) 360-0800
Email: jeff.wells@nuwaves.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Navys E-2D advanced Hawkeye reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft plans to enhance existing radar capabilities by including an S-Band electronically-scanned array (ESA) aboard the platform. To support the range and signal fidelity needed to perform the surveillance, the equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) requires significant improvement over existing solutions, especially in power density.

NuWaves proposes the S-Band Transmit/Receive Module Advancements for Efficient radars (STRAFE) project. Utilizing current gallium nitride (GaN) technology capable of generating hundreds of watts in a single RF transistor, NuWaves will leverage this power capability within a custom designed monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) housed within a highly capable T/R module. NuWaves proposes to evaluate several novel thermal management techniques in order to provide the required power density at the lowest recurring cost to the T/R module.

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