A Radiation Hard Self Bias Low Noise Amplifier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F29601-03-M-0115
Award Id:
62241
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2052
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1411 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786015784
Principal Investigator:
Sasidhar Vajha
MMIC Design Engineer
(612) 341-2795
sasidhar@tlcprecision.com
Business Contact:
Timothy Childs
President
(612) 341-2795
tlc@tlcprecision.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Current military and commercial communication systems at lower frequencies experience spectrum crowding, and does not have wide bandwidths needed for high data rates. Broadband Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) are crucial components in any receiver system.Although a wide variety of LNAs are currently available in the frequency bands below 50 GHz, little development has occurred in the 49 to 52 GHz range. Future satellite communication systems are in need of radiation hard, reliable LNAs in this frequencyrange. The TLC proposed wide band LNA takes advantages of the patented substrate engineering technologies, design, and microfabrication capabilities to develop a radiation hard amplifier capable of providing a flat gain, for temperatures of -40¿ C to +80¿C, using InP PHEMT technology. This proposed project results in a wide band high gain, low noise figure, Low Noise Amplifier, which is needed in the present and future communication receivers. Applications include several military systems such as SATCOM(satellite communiation) systems. This LNA is also very useful in the transceivers of missile seeker, collusion avoidance radars, etc.

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