W-band Transmitter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-13-C-0157
Agency Tracking Number: F121-046-0792
Amount: $749,570.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-046
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
2900 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, -
DUNS: 013017947
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Larry Sadwick
 (801) 975-7399
Business Contact
 Jennifer Hwu
Title: CEO/President
Phone: (801) 975-7399
Email: hwu@innosystech.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: The Air Force has identified a need for efficient, lightweight, millimeter-wave transmitter development that supports future generations of bandwidth efficient military satellite communications and communications links between Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs), satellites and terrestrial terminals. As RPAs and associated battlefield sensors proliferates, requirements for additional military satellite communications capacity will continue for the foreseeable future. In order to provide Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance communications between the RPA, warfighter and analysts, to transfer command and control communications to the RPA, the Air Force is interested in utilizing the W-band frequency range (81-86 GHz). InnoSys shall develop high performance solid state vacuum device (SSVD)-based 81 to 86 GHz W-band transmitters to provide cost-effective, affordable compact, lightweight, highly efficient and linear W-band high power sources that meet or exceed the following specifications: bandwidth of +/- 3 GHz, ripple less than 0.4 dB, an input less than 1 mW, a power output greater than 50 W, gain higher than 49 dB, harmonics less than 10 dBc, a VSWR less than 1.3:1, weight less than 10 lbs, efficiency greater than 30 percent, an operating temperature range of -40 to +55C, and reliability consistent with typical airborne terminal life of 10^5 hours. BENEFIT: Dual Use and Commercial W-band power amplifiers, boosters, transmitters and related applications include: radar, automotive radar, airborne radar, high data rate satellite communications, road condition detection, intelligent highway systems, imaging, vision systems, mm-wave landing systems, directed energy, active denial, radar imaging, UAV guidance, point-to-point/point-to-multi point transmitters and repeaters, communications, chemical sensing, sensors, cloud measurement systems, molecular spectroscopy, plasma diagnostic sensors, environmental sensor systems, amplifiers for"Comms on the Move", high speed wireless internet, high speed data-links, secure communications, security and proximity detection and control, high altitude, and other rarefied atmosphere applications, RF-based commercial satellite communications programs (e.g. Iridium, Globalstar and Spaceway), and commercial SATCOM broadcast programs including XM radio, Sirius Radio and DirectTV. Future commercial applications for these source products also include monitoring and detection systems for all-weather, day-and-night operations (i.e., mm-wave imaging, airport surveillance, intrusion detection, and harbor traffic monitoring), fusion plasma research and thermal interactions and processing of materials, and a host of other fundamental scientific, academic, and research applications.

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