Efficient Space Borne MMIC Interface

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CD95P
Agency Tracking Number: 095239
Amount: $99,847.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Road, Radford, VA, 24141-8846
DUNS: 827121455
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jean-Marc Rollin
 Principal Investigator
 (800) 341-2333
 jmrollin@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact
 Ken Vanhille
Title: Program Manager
Phone: (540) 341-2333
Email: kvanhille@nuvotronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We are proposing to develop high power, high efficiency Ka-band and W-band amplifiers for future NASA missions. The significance of the innovation primarily lies in two areas: better interconnections to available MMIC and extremely low loss power combiner. The approach uses Nuvotronics unique metal micromachining PolyStrataTM process, used to create suspended recta-coax lines, MMIC sockets, and millimeter-wave (MMW) interconnection circuits with low loss, small size/high density, and durability. During this Phase I project, we wil design two circuits at Ka and W-band using commercial of the shelf power amplifer MMICs to achieve the goal of 10 Watts (Ka) and 2 watts (W) output power with 20% efficiency.

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