Development of Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phase Array Antenna Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-11-C-5204
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-035-0596
Amount: $499,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T035
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
12834 Earhart Ave,, Auburn, CA, -
DUNS: 139745181
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Saint
 VP Engineering
 (530) 823-9786
 csaint@tahoerf.com
Business Contact
 Irshad Rasheed
Title: CEO/President
Phone: (530) 368-2498
Email: irasheed@tahoerf.com
Research Institution
 University of California, San Diego
 Carlos D Molina J.D.
 9500 Gilman Dr, Mail Code 0934
La Jolla, CA, 92093-
 (858) 534-0247
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Tahoe RF"s will develop"BeamDirect,"a phased array beam forming & beam steering system which incorporates the LO Phase Shifting technology developed during the Phase I activities. The system will perform as a broad band phase array antenna receiver from 100 MHz to a 6 GHz in conjunction with a circular broadband antenna. This system will provide exceptional SNR and BER and is targeted to improve it by as much as 12 dB over current systems. The system will be designed, partitioned and implemented on up to three ICs or Chips. The configuration of these chips in the system is determined by the end application and system integration issues. In each of these configurations, the three chips or modules being developed are: 1. BeamDirect LO Generation Chip 2. BeamDirect Front end Chip 3. BeamDirect Receive Chip During the phase 2, Tahoe RF will complete the system design of the"BeamDirect"system and will then design of BeamDirect LO Generation Chip, which incorporates the technology developed in Phase 1. BeamDirect will be implemented as a compact and highly programmable monolithic beam-steering solution for circular antennas which will significantly enhance SWaP (Size, Weight & Power) metric of such a system.

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