RAMP-CableT for Gallium Nitride Devices Enhancing Radar Performance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$747,240.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0034
Solitcitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0602
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA02-047
Small Business Information
RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
500 Wynn Drive Suite 504, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
031994218
Principal Investigator
 Welman Gebhart
 Chief Scientist
 (256) 704-3415
 wgebhart@radiancetech.com
Business Contact
 E. Dublin
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (256) 704-3404
Email: scott@radiancetech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Research, development, and experiment program that develops, designs, fabricates, integrates, tests, and demonstrates a novel wideband multi-channel transport cabling technology to be integrated with Gallium Nitride transmit/receive (T/R) Module development. This initiative exploits and extends Phase I achievements to enhance radar performance, reliability, operability and cost effectiveness. Approach replaces separate cables, wires and associated connectors with a single multipurpose RAMP-CableT that provides electric power, control and data signals, and RF signals to a sub-array of T/R modules simultaneously. Research objectives are: 1) improve transmission efficiency from dc through X-band; 2) reduce cross channel interference (coupling); 3) integrate interconnect devices for direct link of RAMP-CableT to T/R modules; 4) design, fabricate, test, and demonstrate RAMP-Cable T prototype with an active radar. Performance specifications will be developed for Phase III prototypes for MDA and other commercial applications to conduct assessment of performance, reliability, transmission efficiency, crosstalk, physical attributes, and life cycle cost.

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