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E-band Traveling Wave Tube Amplifer with Carbon Nanotube Cathode

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0064
Agency Tracking Number: F103-074-2707
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-074
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-02-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA -
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Luigi Faillace
 RF Engineer
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: President
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC proposes to develop a Carbon Nanotube (CNT) cathode Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA). The frequency range of operation is in the E-band (71-76 GHz). The TWTA will be suitable for use in satellite communications. The utilization of innovative CNT cathodes will allow the exploitation of a broad spectrum, 5GHz, available in the millimeter wavelengths for high data rate battlefield communications. Thus, it will be possible to obtain satellite communications uplinks that will operate at multi-gigabit per second data rates and well understood weather attenuation factors, such as rain fade. In such a way, link budgets would be effectively realized. BENEFIT: There are two major markets for the technology being developed in this project. For Military/Defense applications, Traveling Wave Tubes can be used as RF amplifiers for wideband systems, such broadcasting, radar and satellite communications. For commercial applications, they find application in bandwith-intensive commercial communication arenas such cellular and wide band mobile communications and high speed data transfer.

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