Packaging and signal transfer hardware for cryogenically cooled RF receivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: N072-150-0122
Amount: $69,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-150
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
2310 University Way, Building 4-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715
DUNS: 169797383
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luke Mauritsen
 Lead Mechanical Engineering
 (406) 922-0334
Business Contact
 Kristian Merkel
Title: President
Phone: (406) 922-0334
Research Institution
While cryogenics is an enabling component for many new technologies, the integration of components into cryocoolers is fraught with challenges that hinder system deployment and technology advancement. We propose an cryogenic packaging approach based on experience and novel concepts to provide vibration isolation, thermal stability, interfaces for signal transfer hardware (either RF or optical, or both), and connectivity to a variety of commercial 4K cryocoolers. The devices can be integrated into 19” rack mounts for both the 4K cryocooler and compressor, with reliable, convenient and efficient connections to temperature stages. During Phase I we plan to design and demonstrate the predicted performance. In Phase II we plan to build and test a prototype version of the systems.

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