INTEGRATED PIN DIODE TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCHING FOR ICBM COMMUNICATIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17960
Amount: $47,097.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Hileman
 (407) 722-3547
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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