Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier Assembly.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-13-C-5204
Agency Tracking Number: N073-194-0090a
Amount: $419,056.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-194
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
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
 Nickolas Kingsley
 Director of Engineering
 (978) 452-7700
 nkingsley@aurigamicrowave.com
Business Contact
 Moosa Moosa
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (978) 452-7700
Email: mmoosa@aurigamicrowave.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Auriga will fabricate and test low noise amplifier (LNA) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules capable of operating over a wide range of temperatures, including cryogenic. LNAs at cryogenic temperature have better noise performance (by more than 4x). This will significantly improve receiver-chain sensitivity, allowing greater range of detection and better resolution. The frequency band of interest covers HF through C-band, making it suitable for a wide range of applications and insertion opportunities. The use of Gallium Nitride (GaN) will enable very high linearity and robustness, eliminating the need for front-end protection circuitry. This will make the front-end smaller, less expensive, and lower loss. The combination of wide bandwidth, low noise, high linearity, small size, and low cost provides an enabling technology for future receiver front-end systems.

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