Demonstration of an Antenna Integrated MMIC Mix-mode Transceiver

Period of Performance: 02/03/2003 - 08/02/2003


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

TLC Precision Wafer Technology, Inc.
1411 West River Road, North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Principal Investigator


TLC will develop a wire-bond free wide band (X-band to Ka-band) miniature low cost high trhoughput radar transceiver technology that integrates a circular polarized antenna array with a mix-mode (digital& RF) MMIC transceiver chip. This will be developed by systematically utilizing TLC's proven capabilities of mix-mode lattice engineered material development, RF and digital circuit development, innovative MMIC & digital fabrication capbilities, antenna design and module integration experiences. In phase I the antenna design and test will be performed along with the building blocks. In phase II, integrtion methods will be established for the transceiver MMIC and the antenna, and a prototype unit will be delivered. Revolutionized Radar systems for both military and commercial by reduction of size, weight, and cost with simplified assembly and better performance.