Combining GaN and SiGe MMICs for Efficient and Innovative Radar Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-14-C-0335
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-007-0068
Amount: $149,884.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T007
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-01-15
Small Business Information
3737 Atwell St. Suite 208, Dallas, TX, 75209
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 President
 (214) 353-8755
 sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: President
Phone: (214) 353-8755
Email: sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Research Institution
 University of California, San Diego
 Gabriel Rabiez
 ECE Department Jacobs Hall
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0407
 (858) 534-8001
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This effort proposes to design, develop and fabricate prototype SiGe MMICs that when combined with GaN MMICs forms the basis for additional simultaneous modes and more efficiency for the C-band Radar Automatic Collision Avoidance System (RACAS). The addition of these MMICs will enable digitally controlled pulse mode interleaving and switchable and simultaneous polarizations for enhanced Coherent Airborne Detection and Discrimination (CADD) performance. Additionally, RACAS AESA costs for the additional modes will become insignificant thus leading to a common and scalable RACAS design used in Sense And Avoid (SAA) and/or CADD configurations.z

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