High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-11-P-0388
Agency Tracking Number: N111-052-0719
Amount: $79,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-052
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop, Radford, VA, -
DUNS: 827121455
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Huettner
 Senior Member Technical S
 (800) 341-2333
 shuettner@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact
 Scott Meller
Title: Vice President
Phone: (540) 341-2333
Email: contracts@nuvotronics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Microwave limiters are key components in active electronically scanned phased arrays, as well as mechanically-scanned radar systems. In current systems there are two fabrication technologies for microwave limiters: hybrid microcircuits, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Nuvotronics proposes a third way which captures the manufacturing and response-speed advantages of a monolithic approach, while leveraging unique advantages of the PolyStrataTM platform to provide RF performance better than existing hybrid silicon PIN diode limiters. The developed limiter will be suitable for high-volume fabrication, with minimum touch labor content, reducing cost by 50% compared to existing limiters.

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