High-Efficiency Extremely High-Frequency (EHF) Power Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8718-06-C-0059
Award Id:
79302
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-206-2301
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3622 West 1820 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013017947
Principal Investigator:
LarrySadwick
CTO
(801) 975-7399
sadwick@innosystech.com
Business Contact:
JenniferHwu
CEO/President
(801) 975-7399
hwu@innosystech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
InnoSys intends to demonstrate improved performance EHF power amplifiers using 3-D microfabrication techniques and technologies that are rugged and can be produced in large quantities at low cost. Per the specifications of this SBIR solicitation, the power output of these 3-D power amplifiers will be > 1.2 watts with an input power of 300 milliwatts, a power-added efficiency greater than 15 percent, and a linearity sufficient to support Gaussian minimum shift keying (GMSK), quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK), 8-phase shift keying (PSK), 16-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), filtered symmetric differential phase-shift keying (FSDPSK), differential QPSK (DQPSK), and 8- differential PSK (DPSK) modulation modes over an operating temperature range from -40 to +80 ¢XC. Radiation goals of a total dose of 300 K rad (Si) and single event latchup immunity greater than 90 MeV/mg/cm2 will be met. In addition gains of up to 25 dB, which is significantly greater than the minimum gain specified, can be designed and implemented with the 3-D microstructure approach to be used in this SBIR program. The 3-D microfabrication and 3-D microstructures approach to be developed and used in this SBIR program is applicable to power amplifiers from below 20 GHz to over 80 GHz.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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