High Power Phase Shifters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00164-05-C-6086
Agency Tracking Number: N041-057-1200
Amount: $598,610.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-057
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 853, Moorestown, NJ, 08057
DUNS: 175323443
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zygmond Turski
 (856) 235-6781
Business Contact
 Robert Fischl
Title: President
Phone: (856) 235-6781
Email: rfischl@fhasa.com
Research Institution
Recent advent and significant progress made in Wide-Band-Gap (WBG) semiconductor technology offers today promise for a superior high power phase shifter. More specifically, our Phase-I results substantiate that premise for SiC PIN diode. Using model of a 400V SiC PIN diode we have simulated each of the 5-bits, and a complete 5-bit phase shifter, demonstrating the feasibility of the target, 1dB Insertion Loss, and 20% bandwidth in S-band. Additionally, SiC devices have been shown to operate at high current density (~.5A/mm), and extreme temperatures (~600°C). In order to meet Navy requirements in a cost effective manner, F&H proposes to develop a SiC PIN Diode-based MMIC phase shifter. During the Phase-II F&H will design, build, and demonstrate a 5-bit digital, high power MIC phase shifter prototype, using specially developed, discrete SiC PIN diodes in lumped element circuits. Upon performance verification, the MMIC implementation will be considered in the Phase-III. In addition to meeting Navy requirements for shipboard radar, cost effective MMIC high power phase shifters will enable migration of many fixed antennae to beam steered versions, to include LMDS, cellular (3G&4G) and satellite applications. Vast markets associated with these applications will naturally lead to economy-of-scale pricing, in line with Navy objectives.

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