Next Generation Portable Power Amplifier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,921.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
H92222-13-P-0038
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
S131-004-0098
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM13-004
Small Business Information
MaXentric Technologies LLC
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
145051095
Principal Investigator
 Paul Theilmann
 Senior Design Engineer
 (858) 848-0273
 ptheilmann@maxentric.com
Business Contact
 Houman Ghajari
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 272-8800
Email: houman@maxentric.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In response to the SOCOM 13-004 Next Generation Portable Power Amplifier solicitation, MaXentric proposes the GreenAmp-lite system. The GreenAmp- & #8208;lite combines MaXentric"s envelope tracking technology with a power amplifier MMIC in a single small footprint package. This tight integration is made possible through the extremely high efficiency and low power dissipation provided by envelope tracking. Since very little power is dissipated as heat, the package and heat sink size can be minimized. Integration has benefits in terms of cost and reproducibility as well. The RF PA MMIC requires no calibration or tuning allowing GreenAmp- & #8208;lite modules to be directly plugged into systems out of the box. The system leads to a minimization of weight, heat and bulk. This allows for a system where the battery can be reduced in size and integrated into the handheld PA device. During Phase I the GreenAmp-lite system will be compared to alternate PA designs and compared in terms of weight, heat, bulk and feasibility. Conceivable systems, which meet or exceed the specifications outlined in the SOCOM 13-004 SBIR solicitation, will then be ranked in terms of complexity, performance and realizability.

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