ADVANCED MONOLITHIC GAAS RECEIVER FRONT END FOR SPACECRAFT TRANSPONDER APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$493,794.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12037
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Microwave Monolithics, Inc.
465 East Easy Street, Unit F, Simi Valley, CA, 93065
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Daniel R. Ch\en
President
(805) 584-6642
Business Contact:
DANIEL R. CH'EN
PRESIDENT
(805) 584-6642
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MICROWAVE MONOLITHICS INCORPORATED (MMINC.) PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN ADVANCED X-BAND GAAS MMIC RECEIVER FRONT END FOR SPACECRAFT TRANSPONDER APPLICATIONS. THIS COMPONENT WILL CONSIST OF, AT MOST, THREE GAAS MMIC CHIPS - A LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER, A MIXER/IF AMPLIFIER, AND A VOLTAGE CONTROLLED DIELECTRIC STABILIZED OSCILLATOR WITH ON-CHIP MICROWAVE FREQUENCY DIVISION CIRCUITRY. A HYBRID FIRST STAGE, POSSIBLY UTILIZING PSEUDOMORPHIC HEMT DEVICE(S), WOULD BE USED TO SET THE OVERALL RECEIVER NOISE FIGURE. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM DRAWS CONSIDERABLE BENEFITS FROM TECHNOLOGIES PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED INTERNALLY AND UNDER RELATED NASA-SUPPORTED PROGRAMS AT MMINC.. FEASIBILITY WILL BE DEMONSTRATED IN PROGRAM PHASE I VIA THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALL THREE MMIC COMPONENTS. FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, OPTIMIZATION, AND DELIVERY OF A BREADBOARD RECEIVER FRONT END WOULD THEN FOLLOW IN A LOW RISK PHASE II PROGRAM.

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