Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$749,959.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-10-C-0130
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-194-0090
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-194
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
650 Suffolk Street, Suite 410, Lowell, MA, 01854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168849011
Principal Investigator
 Mark Royer
 Principal Engineer
 (978) 441-1117
 mark_royer@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 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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