Advanced Phased-Array Module Interconnect Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0052
Award Id:
86465
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-036-0592
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
210 Airport Street, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI, 02852
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041546834
Principal Investigator:
William Weedon
President/CEO
(401) 295-0062
whw@appliedradar.com
Business Contact:
Michael Sherry
Vice-President/GM
(401) 295-0062
msherry@appliedradar.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The design and development of phased-array radars requires the integration of solid-state components and adequate thermal mitigation within the array lattice constraints. The current trend is towards increasingly planar designs and a reduction in the array depth. The MDA SPEAR program is one example in which a planar T/R "tile" architecture is utilized. System-on-a-chip technologies such as SiGe will help miniaturize the modules, but is only part of the solution. Advanced multi-layer board technology is needed in order to integrate the active devices, provide the required RF manifold, DC power and digital control to the array, while providing adequate thermal conduction. In Phase I, Applied Radar will investigate novel board technologies such as HTCC and LTCC which enable next-generation phased-array architectures and reduce cost. In Phase II, a prototype module will be developed utilizing the developed board technology which integrates active array components into a demonstration array. The target frequency range is X-band, but the developed technology could be utilized for other frequency ranges.

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