Non-Linear Transmission Line Microwave Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-09-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: F073-005-1069
Amount: $749,961.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-005
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
PO Box 341149, Austin, TX, 78734
DUNS: 014739655
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon R Mayes
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 264-1804
Business Contact
 Jon Mayes
Title: CEO
Phone: (512) 264-1804
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. (APELC) offers this proposal as a method to achieve near term goals set out by the Air Force, as well as obtain a solution that will forge into the future of directed energy weapons. APELC is proposing a Marx generator-based non linear line suitable for deployment via a UAV platform. The proposed source, referred to as the High Power Non Linear Transmission Line, or HPNLTL, shows a near term promise for GW peak power levels; operation with a variable center frequency from 500 – 1.5 GHz, and an efficiency of more than 33% (an order of magnitude greater than competing technologies), while maintaining a compact geometry. The line will be directly sourced by an APELC commercialized Marx generator and will be designed to drive a helical antenna that is currently under development under a Kirtland AFB SBIR Phase II. BENEFIT: The development of the APELC source will immediately benefit the DoD with a compact source that delivers GW peak powers in the frequency range from 500 MHz to 1.5 GHz. The same source will benefit the border security, the Coast Guard and the highway patrol.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government