High Power Monolithic Microwave Limiters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,981.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0388
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-052-0719
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-052
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop, Radford, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
827121455
Principal Investigator:
Steve Huettner
Senior Member Technical S
(800) 341-2333
shuettner@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact:
Scott Meller
Vice President
(540) 341-2333
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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