Advanced Wide Band RF Distribution System

Period of Performance: 12/18/2006 - 02/10/2010

$3.22MM

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

OUT of the FOG Research
Stuart Berkowitz Array
San Francisco, CA 94116
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose to develop the technology to demonstrate a full-band cryo-enabled CLIC. In the first year, we will design a cryo-enabled CLIC for the frequency band that will be the best combination of Navy need and technology achievability. This will be accomplished by extending the exploratory simulation work performed under both Phase I SBIRs and performing a component-level system design. Also in the first year, we will demonstrate an automated switching technology that can sense interference without the need for manual operator control. In the second year, we will fabricate or procure the room temperature components for the CLIC prototype. We will also build the cryogenic subsystem. We will assemble the prototype. In the Phase II option, we will complete the test and verification of the cryo-enabled CLIC prototype. This testing will include a comparison of the performance with and without cryogenic components. Finally, we will deliver the prototype to SPAWAR San Diego for laboratory testing. Successful completion of this effort will form a solid foundation for building and testing a refined prototype in Phase III.