V-Band LNA for Satellite Communications(9625)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-03-M-0225
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1533
Amount: $99,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: 089808760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Hay
 Research Engineer
 (719) 590-1112
Business Contact
 Thomas Linnenbrink
Title: President & Technical Dir
Phone: (719) 590-1112
Email: toml@qdot.com
Research Institution
Q-DOT proposes to develop a monolithic, V-band, low noise amplifier (LNA) for satellite communications in IBM's advanced SiGe technology. The primary design goals include 1.5 dB maximum noise figure with a small signal gain of 30 plus/minus 0.3 dB over a49 - 52 GHz operating bandwidth. IBM's 8HP process, which is currently being developed around its demonstrated 210 GHz HBTs, and planned 9HP process, with a goal of 300 GHz HBTs, will be evaluated for realization of the LNA. These SiGe BiCMOStechnologies provide the potential for future integration of the LNA with other receiver components on a single silicon chip at low cost and with low power consumption. In Phase I, a preliminary LNA design will be developed and simulated to estimateperformance. In Phase II, the detailed design of the LNA will be performed, and a prototype LNA will be realized in the 8HP technology. To achieve the ultimate goal of 1.5 dB noise figure, the LNA will be migrated to the 9HP technology as soon as itbecomes available, in either a Phase II Enhancement or Phase III.

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