NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-1 S1.02-9859
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Active Microwave Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Solid State KA-Band, Solid State W-Band and TWT Amplifiers

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
PULSE SYSTEMS INC.
222 BOLIVAR STREET
CANTON, MA 02021 - 3199
(781) 828-1142

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
JOHN C LAGADINOS
JLAGADINOS@PULSESYSTEM.COM
222 BOLIVAR STREET
CANTON, MA 02021 - 3199
(781) 828-1142

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 1
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Phase I of the proposal describes plans to develop a state of the art transmitter for the W-Band and KA -Band Cloud Radar system. Our focus will be concentrated in the design of a dry high voltage assembly including both the power supply and modulator part of the system, thus eliminating the oil, which adds weight and presents complicated sealing problems during environmental conditions during system operatation. The system will be suitable for operatation at ground and aircraft environments and during extreme temperature ranges from -40 degrees centigrade to + 85 degrees centigrade. The simulation will represent actual testing conditions under EIK loading. The second part of our effort will be directed to develop an FR high power amplifier and a sophisticated combiner to direct the output energy to the antenna. The success of this part of our effort will result in the replacement of the EIK tube which is the most expensive part of our system with an RF power amplifier system.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA Goddard is seeking a high power and high efficiency dual frequency radar KA-Band and W-Band Solid State Amplifier with the potential use in a satellite mission for Aerosol/Cloud/Ecosystems (ACE).

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential Non-Nasa Commerial applications that could benefit from this technology include, but are not limited to, early warning systems for tornadoes and hurricanes, Universities for investigating cloud effects and satellite communication systems and additional satellite communications orbital outlets.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Data Input/Output Devices
Database Development and Interfacing
Energy Storage
Instrumentation
Power Management and Distribution
RF
Semi-Conductors/Solid State Device Materials
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation


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