RF Front End Based on MEMS Components for Miniaturized Digital EVA Radio

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,970.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CE30P
Agency Tracking Number:
094656
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AlphaSense, Inc.
28 Hillstream Road, Newark, DE, 19711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808480086
Principal Investigator:
Pengcheng Lv
Principal Investigator
(302) 294-0116
pengcheng@alphasense.net
Business Contact:
Xin Zhang
President
(302) 294-0116
xin@alphasense.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. (AI) and the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) detail the development of RF front end based on MEMS components for miniaturized digital EVA radio. Key innovations of our approach include: a) the use of a novel parallel receiver front end architecture based on MEMS components, b) a novel design of a high Q mixer-filter for RF mixing and IF filtering, and c) the implementation of band pass filter and voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) using CMOS fabrication technique. Consequently, the proposed EVA radio has the following merits: a)Small size, light- weight and low power consumption, b)High sensitivity and frequency selectivity, c)Good device reliability, and d)Easy device fabrication and low manufacturing cost.

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