ADVANCED LOW-COST UNIVERSAL 20 GHZ MONOLITHIC RECEIVER FRONT-END

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1783
Amount: $499,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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465 E. Easy Street, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wendell C. Peterson
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT WILL STUDY THE DESIGN OF A MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (MMIC) IMPLEMENTATION OF A VERSATILE, LOW COST, MULTI-BAND 20 GHZ RECEIVER FRONT-END. THE TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE RECEIVER FRONT-END MMIC CHIP SET IS AN INNOVATIVE LOCAL OSCILLATOR (LO) APPROACH FOR UNIVERSAL APPLICABILITY INCLUDING THE 30/20 GHZ COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND THE 22-23 GHZ BANDS. PHASE I CONCENTRATES ON THE DETAILED DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE CRITICAL LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER (LNA) AND LO CHIPS TO SHOW CONCEPT FEASIBILITY. INCLUDED IN THE PHASE I STUDY ARE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF CHIP PERFORMANCE AND OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE RECEIVER FRONT END. DESIGN OF THE REMAINING NON-CRITICAL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING THE MIXER AND IF AMPLIFIER, WILL BE COMPLETED IN PHASE II; A MASK TOOL SET WILL ALSO BE GENERATED AT THAT TIME AND USED TO FABRICATE THE CHIP SET. THE DESIGN FREQUENCY BAND IS TENTATIVELY SET AT 17.7-20.2 GHZ. THIS WILL PERMIT ADAPTATION TO NEIGHBORING FREQUENCIES WITH MINOR MASK MODIFICATIONS.

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