High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0329
Agency Tracking Number: A112-079-0824
Amount: $99,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-079
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
2071 Lemoine Avenue, Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
DUNS: 145051095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kamran Mahbobi
 Managing Director
 (201) 242-9800
 kmahbobi@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
MaXentric, in collaboration with North Carolina State University, is proposing a unique sub-terahertz D-band wireless communication radio that can deliver throughputs exceeding 1 Gb/s at a range of 1 km using a D-band Integrated with V-band Architecture or DIVA. DIVAs Phase I development efforts include the design of a D-band based MMIC that can directly connect to the Gb/S V-band Transceiver (GVT) technology developed by MaXentric. MaXentric Phase I efforts involve the development of the MMIC D-band RF front-end chip and the adaptation of MaXentrics GVT for D-band operations and D-band MMIC integration. DIVAs reliance on using an intermediate v-band front end is a clear balance between a lower risk rapidly maturing V-band and E-band components with a new development for a D-band MMIC. DIVA will offer a 2 Gb/s link throughput based on its current implementation road map with a demonstrable 1.4 Gb/s link throughput today.

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