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Rugged MEMS-Enabled Ku-Band Phased Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0150
Agency Tracking Number: B041-063-1613
Amount: $1,249,990.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-063
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-09-18
Small Business Information
2815 Junipero Ave #110
Signal Hill, CA 90755
United States
DUNS: 003049793
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dan Hyman
 (562) 981-0077
Business Contact
 Mark Hyman
Title: VP of Administration
Phone: (562) 981-0077
Research Institution

XCom Wireless is a developer of RF MEMS for tunable filters and phased array antennas, high-performance circuitry identified as critical technologies for the next generations of defense and commercial RF electronics. XCom MEMS-enabled microwave circuitry provides an alternative to solid-state technologies in communications and radar systems, with these miniaturized passive components replacing power-hungry and HEMP-sensitive GaAs active devices. In this program, XCom is using RF MEMS-enabled phase shifters for compact Kill Vehicle-to-Ground phased array antennas for half-duplexed communications at 20-22 GHz. This approach provides intrinsic advantages in size reduction, cost, and complexity of phased array subsystems, as well as improved radiation hardness, HEMP-tolerance, and survivability in space and launch environments. This proposed effort stems from a suite of complementary RF MEMS and antenna design and packaging programs at XCom, with the vast majority of costly MEMS design and development work already behind us. Additional efforts to increase the technology readiness level (TRL) development and mature system demonstrations are also proposed and costed separately, with high interest already shown by the GMD IFICS group as well as multiple MDA KV prime contractors for supporting this vision towards potential Phase III opportunities.

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