Efficient Space Borne MMIC Interface

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,847.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CD95P
Agency Tracking Number:
095239
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics, LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Road, Radford, VA, 24141-8846
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827121455
Principal Investigator:
Jean-Marc Rollin
Principal Investigator
(800) 341-2333
jmrollin@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact:
Ken Vanhille
Program Manager
(540) 341-2333
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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