High-Power Integrated Radio Frequency (RF) Switches for Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$729,623.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-A009
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-3975
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-007
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
650 Suffolk Street, Suite410, Lowell, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168849011
Principal Investigator
 Nickolas Kingsley
 Principal Engineer
 (978) 441-1117
 nick_kingsley@auriga-ms.com
Business Contact
 Yusuke Tajima
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (978) 441-1117
Email: ytajima@auriga-ms.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Auriga Measurement Systems has teamed with M/A-COM Technology Solutions and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to provide the Army with single-pole, multi-throw and multi-pole, multi-throw switching elements suitable for the Joint Tactical Radio Systems. Insulated gate GaN HFETs on silicon and silicon carbide substrates are being investigated. This new high-dielectric technology has the potential to greatly reduce or eliminate the gate leakage effect currently limiting GaN switching devices. By using high performance FETs with novel circuit approaches, Auriga expects to demonstrate very low-loss switches that can operate over a wide bandwidth and survive up to 46dBm input power. These switches should overcome limitations presented by competing technologies, including low breakdown voltage, high bias current consumption, relatively slow modulation speeds, vertical layout integration complications, and low temperature stability. ___The Government’s rights to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display or disclose technical data or computer software marked with this legend are restricted during the period shown as provided in paragraph (b)(4) of the Rights in Noncommercial Technical Data and Computer Software—Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program clause contained in the above identified contract. No restrictions apply after the expiration date shown above. Any reproduction of technical data, computer software, or portions thereof marked with this legend must also reproduce the markings.___

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