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C-band Solid State Streamed Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: A112-083-0722
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-083
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-11-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA -
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alexei Smirnov
 Research Scientist
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: President
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

A C-band, 600 W, tube-free power source based on advanced combining of a streamed array of GaN amplifiers is proposed. The distinguishing features of the design are broad bandwidth, compactness, robustness, and efficiency that may exceed vacuum tubes operating in this band and the most powerful single-chip solid-state amplifiers operating in C-band. In Phase I, the design will be studied in-depth to compare to state-of-the-art alternatives. A passive test of the combining technique will be performed to demonstrate feasibility. The successful Phase I project will lead the way to Phase II, in which we expect to build and characterize the 600 W streamed C-band power source in order to demonstrate its performance in a high-fidelity laboratory environment.

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