Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: N132-095-0384
Amount: $79,830.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-095
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
Two Executive Drive, Suite 305, Chelmsford, MA, -
DUNS: 168849011
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Muir
 Sr Princ Engineer
 (978) 452-7700
 jmuir@aurigamicrowave.com
Business Contact
 Moosa Moosa
Title: CFO
Phone: (978) 452-7700
Email: mmoosa@aurigamicrowave.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This project develops Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies that enable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar which meet the low cost, high performance, efficient, small size, low weight and power (SWaP) requirements necessary for insertion into high-altitude submarine-periscope-detection systems. MMIC technology combines and integrates AESA functions into smaller footprints when compared to using separate package parts for each function. The Gallium Nitride (GaN) MMIC chip integrated with transmit and receive (T/R) functions will populate the array face. With improved GaN PA efficiency and fewer part counts, combined with new heat pipe technologies, a new AESA Radar Collision Avoidance System (RACAS) will be built to perform high altitude submarine periscope detection. The RACAS sparse array of current technology will be replaced with a much more complex, fully populated, C-Band array for simultaneous Sense and Avoid (SAA) and periscope detection operations.

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