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:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
O1.04
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AlphaSense, Inc.
28 Hillstream Road, Newark, DE, 19711-2480
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
808480086
Principal Investigator
 Pengcheng Lv
 Principal Investigator
 (302) 294-0116
 pengcheng@alphasense.net
Business Contact
 Xin Zhang
Title: President
Phone: (302) 294-0116
Email: 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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