INTEGRATED PIN DIODE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHING FOR ICBM COMMUNICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$47,097.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17960
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Innovative Test Systems
3616 Egret Drive, Melbourne, FL, 32901
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Richard Hileman
(407) 722-3547
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT EXPLORES AN INNOVATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF PIN DIODES FOR HIGH POWER TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHES IN SURVIVABLE ICBM COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED CONCEPT INTEGRATES THE SWITCHES WITHIN THE HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER AND FACILITATES TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHING AT GREATLY REDUCED POWER LEVELS. PIN DIODE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHES ARE COMMONLY USED IN VHF AND UHF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, HOWEVER, THE HIGH TRANSMIT POWER LEVELS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS ENVIRONMENT HAVE PRECLUDED THEIR USE IN SURVIVABLE ICBM APPLICATIONS. AS A RESULT, CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND DEPLOYMENTS REQUIRE SEPARATE TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE ANTENNAS. THE PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION WILL CIRCUMVENT THESE PROBLEMS AND PERMIT RELIABLE HIGH POWER OPERATION WITH A SINGLE ANTENNA. THE PROPOSAL RESEARCH IS BASED UPON THE HIGH OUTPUT IMPEDANCE LEVELS EXHIBITED BY THE SICBM HIGH POWER AMPLIFIER DURING RECEIVE. THIS HIGH IMPEDANCE LEVEL WILL RESULT IN A SIMPLIFIED SWITCH DESIGN AND AN INCREASED TOLERANCE OF THE POST-ATTACK COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM TO ANY DEVICE DEGRADATIONS.

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