Low-Cost, High-Power Transmit/Receive Modules for X-band Radars

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7385
Agency Tracking Number: 05-0187T
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-T012
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
VEGA WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.
1275 West Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, IL, 60185
DUNS: 101351505
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Sugg
 President
 (630) 562-9433
 arsugg@vegawave.com
Business Contact
 Alan Sugg
Title: President
Phone: (630) 562-9433
Email: arsugg@vegawave.com
Research Institution
 PATRICK FAY
 Patrick Fay
 Dept. of Electrical Engineerin
Notre Dame, IN, 46556
 (574) 631-5693
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In this STTR Phase II project Vega Wave Systems, Inc. will develop a new type of InGaP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors for integrated X-band radar transmit/receive modules. The Phase II objective is a new device design in order to achieve high device performance suitable for both power amplifier and low-noise amplifier X-band radar applications in a common heterostructure. The design is expected to result in a new approach capable of achieving high performance in an inherently low-cost device process. Discrete prototype power amplifier and low noise amplifiers will be designed, fabricated, and characterized for thermal performance. Based upon the discrete amplifier results, a monolithic low noise amplifier and power amplifier will be fabricated, characterized, and delivered at the end of Phase II.

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