Plasma Limiter: RF Mitigation Device for Operation in Stressing Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,948.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-05-C-0172
Award Id:
64396
Agency Tracking Number:
031-0511
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
194646782
Principal Investigator:
Louie Elliott
Principal Investigator
(423) 894-4646
lelliott@accurate-automation.com
Business Contact:
Robert Pap
President
(423) 894-4646
rmp7001@accurate-automation.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The widespread use of communication devices and radar systems has made our society increasingly vulnerable to disruptive, high-power, short pulse electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high power microwaves (HPM). Significant advances in devices that produce these high-power, short pulses have been made in the US and abroad in the past few decades. As a result, the need for devices that can protect sensitive communications equipment from such disruption is greater than ever. The primary objective of the proposed Phase I program is the development of a microstrip plasma limiter to protect phased array antennas with hybrid microwave integrated circuitry (HMIC). The microstrip plasma limiter has target specifications of 10kW power handling, <1 nsec response time, and <.5 dB insertion loss. The microstrip limiter will operate on the same principle as our X-band waveguide plasma limiter.

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