V-band Microwave Power Module Based on an Overmoded TWT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1440
Agency Tracking Number: F121-153-0084
Amount: $149,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-153
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Bridge 12 Technologies, Inc.
37 Loring Drive, Framingham, MA, -
DUNS: 829359145
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jagadishwar Sirigiri
 Scientific Advisor
 (617) 674-2766
Business Contact
 Darpan Gokharu
Title: Treasurer and Secretary
Phone: (617) 674-2766
Email: dgokharu@bridge12.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a V-Band Microwave Power Module (MPM) based on a overmoded high power TWT amplifier with an overmoded interaction circuit employing multiple beams. The higher gain and output power provided by this novel TWT will enable highly linear operation with power added efficiency exceeding 30%. BENEFIT: The proposed TWT amplifier or the MPM can be employed for commercial satellite communication and high bandwidth digital radio links. The innovative overmoded circuit will also enable the scaling of TWT technology in to the terahertz frequency range where a number of scientific applications are currently being pursued.

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