Advanced Multi-Layer Phased-Array Interconnect Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: B073-036-0592
Amount: $999,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-036
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
210 Airport Street, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI, 02852
DUNS: 041546834
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Cheung
 Principal Engineer
 (401) 295-0062
Business Contact
 Michael Sherry
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (401) 295-0062
Research Institution
The design and development of scalable panel-based phased-array radars requires the high density integration of solid-state components and adequate thermal mitigation within the array lattice constraints. The current integration technologies such as system-on-a-chip (SOC), multi-chip-module-deposition (MCM-D), and system-on-package (SOP), will help miniaturizing sub-modules for various functional layers of the system, but they are not the only solutions. For large phased-array with scalable capability, they need a high density interconnect (HDI) platform to provide functional integration for board-to-board transitions and on-board interfaces with large input/output counts within a limited area constrained by the array lattice and efficiency of networking. The HDI platform is need to combine with advanced multi-layer board technology in order to integrate active devices, provide the required RF manifold, DC power and digital control to the array, while providing adequate heat sinking for the phased-array. In Phase II, a prototype sub-module will be developed utilizing the developed HDI platform which integrates active array components into a demonstration sub-array. The developed HDI platform will be made to provide a compatible board-to-board interface and efficient network for the SOC, MCM-D and SOP technologies. The target frequency range is X-band, but the developed technology could be extended to other frequency ranges.

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