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Solid-state, Frequency-Agile High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1134
Agency Tracking Number: N141-060-0859
Amount: $79,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-060
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-05
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630-4844
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cameron Hettler
 Principal Investigator
 (719) 302-3117
Business Contact
 Ruth Craig
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

SARA proposes an innovate approach to develop an all solid-state, frequency-agile high power radio frequency (HPRF) source. The approach combines three primary elements: a laser triggered semiconductor switch, a blumlein modulator, and a non-linear transmission line (NLTL). The proposed approach offers a high power semiconductor switch solution that alleviates the optical power and device lifetime issues with previous photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) approaches. Furthermore, the novel system approach can dramatically increases the RF conversion efficiency in the NLTL through a novel bipolar high voltage driver. SARA proposes an approach using a tunable blumlein modulator and configurable NLTLs to span the necessary peak power and operating frequency requirements. SARA proposes to build upon previous component and system experience to advance this technology for the needs of ONR and towards technology commercialization.

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