Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier Assembly.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$419,056.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N66001-13-C-5204
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-194-0090a
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168849011
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley
Director of Engineering
(978) 452-7700
nkingsley@aurigamicrowave.com
Business Contact:
Moosa Moosa
Chief Financial Officer
(978) 452-7700
mmoosa@aurigamicrowave.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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