Efficient High Power Amplification Technology for Munitions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,991.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-05-C-0096
Award Id:
67661
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-169-3023
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 853, Moorestown, NJ, 08057
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175323443
Principal Investigator:
Zygmond Turski
CEO
(856) 235-6781
zturski@fhasa.com
Business Contact:
Robert Fischl
President
(856) 235-6781
rfischl@fhasa.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SBIR Phase-I program investigation into a Wide Band Gap (WBG) technology and its ability to meet the Air Force specifications for a High Power Amplifier (HPA) demonstrated unequivocally the feasibility of meeting/exceeding this objective with GaN HEMT devices. The 50W power achievable over a multi-octave bandwidth of [200MHz-1,000MHz] and [1,000MHz-4,000MHz] with efficiencies [PAE] exceeding 40%, coupled with high temperature operation [< 600C] and high break-down voltage [< 100V] make this technology ideally suited for efficient battery operation. F&H proposes Phase II program aiming at the development of a prototype GaN HPA for Efficient High Power Amplification for Munitions. This program, solidly based on our Phase I results, will also avail this novel technology to numerous commercial applications including 3G & 4G [W-CDMA & UMTS] cellular base stations, LMDS, Repeaters and Emergency Services, among others. As the WBG technology moves from R&D to production, F&H intends to lead this effort bringing new products to market. We plan to achieve the commercialization objectives through teaming arrangements with established microwave components manufacturers, experienced in high volume production and having existing sales channel. We are currently involved in such negotiations. The necessary additional funding will be sought from available outside sources, as needed.

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