Active RF Switch Array (9646)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,979.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-04-C-R114
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2508
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089808760
Principal Investigator:
Michael Hoskins,
Mgr., Device Technology
(719) 590-1112
hoskins@qdot.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Linnenbrink
President & Technical Dir
(719) 590-1112
toml@qdot.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Q-DOT proposes to develop an Active RF Switch Array for the Army's hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) missile seeker test system. The switch array is designed to route 10 GHz X-band signals at low levels of approximately 0 dBm. IBM's SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technology is used to create ultra-fast active RF switches capable of switching times of 200 ps or less. This integrated circuit technology may also be capable of integrating other functions such as gain and signal combining in order to produce a complete 4 x 4 or 4 x 8 switch matrix on a chip. The active switch approach has the potential to provide ultra-fast switching with constant port impedances while reducing the size and component count of the switch matrix. Under Phase I, Q-DOT will perform an architecture study and circuit approach evaluation to determine the feasibility of the switch array and the more complex switch matrix. A prototype switch array will be built and tested in Phase II.

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