High-Power Satellite Communications Amplifier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: F103-073-2320
Amount: $738,509.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-073
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
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
 Steven Huettner
 Senior RF Engineer
 (800) 341-2333
Business Contact
 Scott Meller
Title: Vice President
Phone: (800) 341-2333
Email: contracts@nuvotronics.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Nuvotronics utilizes the unique PolyStrata metal micromachining process to create suspended recta-coax lines, high performance MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. Nuvotronics is proposing to develop high power, high efficiency K-band power amplifiers for future Military Satellite Communication Systems. During this Phase II project, the main goal will be to design and build an 80 Watt K-band amplifier utilizing state-of-the-art combining methods and amplifiers. Nuvotronics will demonstrate highly efficient operation through simulations and measured experimental data on a prototype unit. BENEFIT: Military and commercial satellite communications systems. Secondary applications in radar and electronic warfare systems.

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