High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,979.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0329
Agency Tracking Number:
A112-079-0824
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-079
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue, Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145051095
Principal Investigator:
Kamran Mahbobi
Managing Director
(201) 242-9800
kmahbobi@maxentric.com
Business Contact:
Houman Ghajari
Director
(858) 272-8800
houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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