High Power Solid State Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4014
Agency Tracking Number: N131-049-0082
Amount: $79,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-049
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
1070 E. 233RD STREET, CARSON, CA, -
DUNS: 042234013
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ruben Mao
 Director Of Engineering
 (310) 507-3242
 rmao@daico.com
Business Contact
 Kelvin Tubbs
Title: Vice President of Marketi
Phone: (310) 507-3242
Email: ktubbs@daico.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The United States Navy currently uses klystron-based and high power modulator tube Radar Transmitters that are increasingly more expensive to own and operate. Daico proposes to ultimately replace specific tube-based Transmitters with fully Solid-State Transmitters (SSTx). The proposed feasibility study will demonstrate significantly higher standards for Availability (Ai), Reliability and Maintainability while reducing Total Cost of Ownership by adapting, to a shipboard environment, our proven, scalable transmitter architecture, called (m+n) Automatic Redundancy Technology Transmitter, (m+n) in short, for coherent transmitters. The (m+n) main building block is an innovative High Power Amplifier design that supports true hot-swapping, automatic failover and graceful power degradation. The first (m+n), invented in 2008 and deployed in a mission critical ASR-3 application in 2010, delivers>99.99% Ai. (m + n) has been commissioned for more than two years without any operating failures to date. The proposed feasibility study will confirm (m+n) is adaptable to shipboard environments, utilizing state of the art solid state technology, with capability>500kW peak output power in frequencies through C-Band. This proposal will demonstrate the feasibility of our innovative High Power Amplifier in various existing Radar Systems, like SPS-49, SPN-43, SPY-1B (Pre-driver), AeroStat and so forth.

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