Nuvotronics LLC

7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Array
Radford, VA 24141
http://www.nuvotronics.com
70 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 48
Total Value of Awards $16.7MM
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 06/10/16

48 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S20.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 06/19/18

Traditional millimeter wave designs use split block or waveguide components and large planar filter banks. This implementation is large in mass and size which are at a premium on CubeSats. Nuvotronics proposes to reduce size and weight of these systems by leveraging low-loss PolyStrata-integrated component and interconnects. The PolyStrata proc...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S1.02
Budget: 05/06/16 - 05/05/18

To meet the needs of future NASA Earth science objectives, significant advancements in the overall level of integration and functional density that is achievable in multi-band microwave radar and radiometer instruments are proposed. The targeted system is the Wideband Instrument for Snow Measurements (WISM), which is a technology development eff...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Defense
Topic: SB153-006
Budget: 03/07/16 - 12/06/16

Modern day close-in missile defense systems such as the Navy Phalanx CIWSand its land-based counterpart: the Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM)consist of a mechanically gimballed 20 mm Gatling gun linked to a microwave radar system for detecting and tracking targets. Long-range engagement of diverse, maneuvering targets places signifi...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N141-034
Budget: 03/07/16 - 03/07/18

High-power-handling, low-loss (1 dB) microwave phase shifters hold the key to affordable electronically steerable apertures for radar and communications, eliminating the need for active TR modules. Nuvotronics is developing a solid-state approach providing loss performance equal to the best demonstrated MEMS phase shifters, reliably handling fiv...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA15-023
Budget: 12/18/15 - 12/17/17

Gallium nitride (GaN) has opened the door to solid-state replacements of tube type amplifiers, with commercially-available units starting at low frequencies and continuing to Ku-band. Lower frequencies amplifiers can be constructed using hybrid techniques, where unmatched power field effect transistors (FETs) of large periphery can be made into...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N132-087
Budget: 09/16/15 - 03/15/16

Nuvotronics is proposing for this Phase II effort to develop the next generation power module antenna array at 94 GHz for Active Denial (AD) systems. The power module antenna array will provide substantial reduction in cost-size-weight and power (CSWAP) by integrating multiple high power GaN MMICs in an 8-way micro-coax combiner network together...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-094
Budget: 07/09/15 - 04/11/16

ABSTRACT:We propose to create a low-profile vapor chamber using the ChipChill microfabrication process to remove heat from GaN power amplifiers that dissipate 600W. ?This heat spreader is required for space applications where thermal densities greater than 62W/cm2 cannot be removed using traditional spacecraft thermal engineering solutions. ?Thi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N151-076
Budget: 07/06/15 - 05/06/16

Electronically scanned antenna arrays that support wide-bandwidth operation are desirable for many functions of interest to the DoD, including spaceborne radar and radiometry systems with multiple instruments sharing a common aperture. For low earth orbit applications, systems with multiple electronically-commandable beams can extend dwell time ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-105
Budget: 07/01/15 - 07/01/16
PI: Ben Canon

ABSTRACT:Active millimeter wave seeker antennas with multi-polarization capability are of interest for current and future precision guided weapons. Heavy rainfall, ground clutter, and modern electronic countermeasures such as low observability stealth technology all present unique challenges for target detection and discrimination. We propose th...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S1.02
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

In recent years, Nuvotronics has developed state-of-the art antenna array and SSPA technologies at microwave and mmW frequencies with NASA funding through the SBIR programs and other technology development sources for remote sensing applications. Examples include a broadband aperture for measuring snow water equivalent for the Snow and Cold Land...

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