ACCELERATION-HARDENED MILLIMETER WAVE GUNN OSCILLATORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,925.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
6131
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Millitech Corp
Po Box 109 - South Deerfield R, South Deerfield, MA, 01373
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR NARESH C DEO
 (413) 665-8551
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NOVEL TECHNIQUES ARE PROPOSED FOR CONSTRUCTING W-BAND TRANSMITTER SOURCES FOR USE IN HYPERVELOCITY MODELS OF PROJECTILES. THE PROPOSED STUDY INVOLVES THE MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL DESIGN OF PLANAR, INTEGRATED GUNN DIODE OSCILLATORS WHICH CAN OPERATE DURING ACCELERATION GREATER THAN 100,000 G. THE SALIENT FEATURES OF THESE SOURCES ARE: PRINTED-CIRCUIT CONSTRUCTION; INDIUM PHOSPHIDE FUNDAMENTAL-MODE DESIGN; INTEGRAL ANTENNA/RADIATING ELEMENTS; AND RUGGEDIZED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND MOUNTING MECHANISMS. THE STUDY WILL FOCUS ON CRITICAL EVALUATION OF FAILURE MECHANISMS IN STANDARD OSCILLATORS, AND ANALYZE THE IMPACT OF HYPERACCELERATION ON VARIOUS CONSTITUENTS OF THE SOURCE. THE VULNERABLE ELEMENTS WILL BE MECHANICALLY REDESIGNED TO WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED SHOCK SPECIFICATIONS. SEVERAL CANDIDATE TOPOLOGIES WILL BE INVESTIGATED ANALYTICALLY TO DETERMINE THEIR PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS. BASED ON THIS AND OTHER PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF FEW "PROOF-OF-CONCEPT" MODELS WILL BE FABRICATED AND ELEVATED. LIMITED ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING WILL BE CONDUCTED TO VERIFY THE VALIDITY OF ASSUMPTIONS AND DESIGN CONCEPTS. A DETAILED REPORT WILL BE PRODUCED TO PRESENT THE RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY.

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