Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-A025
Agency Tracking Number: A101-015-0120
Amount: $69,875.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: A10-015
Solitcitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
650 Suffolk Street, Suite410, Lowell, MA, 01854
Duns: 168849011
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Royer
 Project Engineer
 (978) 441-1117
 mark_royer@auriga-ms.com
Business Contact
 Yusuke Tajima
Title: Project Engineer
Phone: (978) 441-1117
Email: 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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