Packaging and signal transfer hardware for cryogenically cooled RF receivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,978.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-150-0122
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-150
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
S2 CORP.
2310 University Way, Building 4-1, Bozeman, MT, 59715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
169797383
Principal Investigator:
Luke Mauritsen
Lead Mechanical Engineering
(406) 922-0334
mauritsen@s2corporation.com
Business Contact:
Kristian Merkel
President
(406) 922-0334
merkel@s2corporation.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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