Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,995.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-10-C-0130
Award Id:
87376
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-194-0090
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 07-194
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA, 01854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168849011
Principal Investigator:
Mark Royer
Principal Engineer
(978) 441-1117
mark_royer@auriga-ms.com
Business Contact:
Yusuke Tajima
Chief Technology Officer
(978) 441-1117
ytajima@auriga-ms.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Auriga will produce a mast-mounted LNA that could withstand the high input power environment by utilizing a transistor typically found in power amplifiers; this transistor would also provide low noise characteristics. This novel approach was proposed and validated in Phase I. The enabling technology is Gallium Nitride (GaN), which is a relatively new technology. The high power handling capability of GaN is well-known, but the low noise characteristics have only recently been investigated. Studies have shown comparable noise performance between GaN and GaAs technologies.

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