Novel Integrated X-band and Ku-band Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) MMICs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,579.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-05-M-0131
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-043-2995
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-043
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
TLC PRECISION WAFER TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1411 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786015784
Principal Investigator:
S. VAJHA
PI
(612) 341-2795
sasidhar@tlcprecision.com
Business Contact:
TIMOTHY CHILDS
PRESIDENT
(612) 341-2795
tlc@tlcprecision.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
New fully integrated low-cost, low-phase noise microwave Voltage control oscillator MMICs will be developed after the successful demonstration of the proposed effort. TLC will integrate exclusive doping profiles of their patented varactor diode capabilities with their patented VCO MMIC desings on a lattice engineered substrate to develop and deliver a family of single chip VCOs with more than 2 GHz tuning bandwidth, phase noise less than -140dBc/Hz at 100KHz, and output powers greater than 16dBm. The proposal presents a novel method of integrating varactor diode to the VCO MMIC, there by, avoiding time consuming, unreliable, error prone usage of external varactor diodes with VCO MMICs. The proposed VCO is an ideal solution for the future Space Based Radar Constellation application.

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