Plasma Limiter: RF Mitigation Device for Operation in Stressing Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0172
Agency Tracking Number: 031-0511
Amount: $749,948.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-096
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
ACCURATE AUTOMATION CORPORATION
7001 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37421
DUNS: 194646782
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Louie Elliott
 Principal Investigator
 (423) 894-4646
 lelliott@accurate-automation.com
Business Contact
 Robert Pap
Title: President
Phone: (423) 894-4646
Email: rmp7001@accurate-automation.com
Research Institution
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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