Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,875.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-A025
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-015-0120
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 10-015
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
650 Suffolk Street, Suite410, Lowell, MA, 01854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168849011
Principal Investigator:
Mark Royer
Project Engineer
(978) 441-1117
mark_royer@auriga-ms.com
Business Contact:
Yusuke Tajima
Project Engineer
(978) 441-1117
ravi@texasbiochemicals.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In modern communication systems, complex waveforms force amplifiers to operate under inefficient conditions in order to achieve the necessary linearity. It is extremely difficult and costly to optimize the design of an amplifier for the best trade-off between linearity and efficiency. Under this program, methods, techniques and tools to reduce the cost and duration of the design effort will be developed. Then, a multi-stage Ka-band power amplifier designed using the methods, techniques and tools will be fabricated and demonstrated to be both more linear and more efficient than present day amplifiers.

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