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Company Information:

Company Name:
Auriga Measurement Systems LLC
Address:
Two Executive Drive
Suite 305
Chelmsford, MA
Phone:
(978) 441-1117
URL:
EIN:
201168370
DUNS:
168849011
Number of Employees:
19
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,508,897.00 15
SBIR Phase II $5,874,017.00 9

Award List:

Solid-State High-Efficiency Radar Transmit Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yusuke Tajima, Director Modeling and Design
Abstract:
Demonstration of highly efficient 1000W amplifier (405-450 MHz) is proposed in the two-phase program. The first phase is a feasibility phase where a 100W 70% efficiency block amplifier will be demonstrated using GaN HEMT devices and Class F circuit design technology. In phase 2 of the program, the… More

High-Power Integrated Radio Frequency (RF) Switches for Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,869.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Yusuke Tajima, Dir. Modeling and Design
Abstract:
This program addresses high power RF switches for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). The use of traditional pin-diodes possesses significant limitations on the overall system performance due to the high bias current consumption in the forward biased state, relatively slow modulation speeds,… More

High-Efficiency Solid-State S&X-Band Radar Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,984.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Nick Kingsley, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Inefficiencies in radar transmitters lead to issues with power generation, heat removal, reduced lifetime, and cost of operation. A high power RF amplifier with high efficiency would be very useful in military and commercial applications. Auriga is proposing to investigate two methods for improving… More

Wide Bandgap Amplifier Linearization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,858.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
This program addresses the challenges associated with power amplifiers used under multi-tone drive where high operating efficiency is required without adding false signals or errors (intermodulation distortion, IMD) to the output signal. The goal is to reduce all IMD levels below -30dBc without… More

Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier Assembly.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,936.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Auriga Measurement Systems and M/A-COM team up in this program to address the issue of mast-mounted shipboard low noise amplifier assemblies, which are required to have not only rigorous electrical performance but also to withstand severe weather and corrosive environments. The assembly being… More

Solid-State High-Efficiency Radar Transmit Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,946.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Yusuke Tajima, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
Auriga Measurement Systems has successfully completed Phase 1 of SBIR Program "Solid-State High-Efficiency Radar Transmit Module". This Phase 2 proposal summarizes Phase 1 results and discusses the plan for Phase 2 activities and goals. Technically, we will continue to improve the Class F design to… More

Wide Bandgap Amplifier Linearization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,222.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Auriga Measurement Systems, LLC and BAE Systems have teamed for this program. The objective is to reduce the intermodulation distortion (IMD) in wide bandgap solid state amplifiers that results from multi-tone signals. For this program, up to 8 simultaneous tones will be studied. To demonstrate the… More

Next Generation Ultra-linear Super High Frequency/Extremely High Frequency (SHF/EHF) Solid State Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,614.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Royer, Group Leader
Abstract:
Future military satellite communication systems will achieve higher signal capacities by employing complex modulation and channel schemes that are closely spaced in frequency. Nonlinearities in the terminal electronics, particularly power amplifiers, cause spectral regrowth in the adjacent channels… More

High-Power Integrated Radio Frequency (RF) Switches for Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,623.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley, Principal Engineer – (978) 441-1117
Abstract:
Auriga Measurement Systems has teamed with M/A-COM Technology Solutions and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to provide the Army with single-pole, multi-throw and multi-pole, multi-throw switching elements suitable for the Joint Tactical Radio Systems. Insulated gate GaN HFETs on silicon… More

Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Royer, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Auriga will produce a mast-mounted LNA that could withstand the high input power environment by utilizing a transistor typically found in power amplifiers; this transistor would also provide low noise characteristics. This novel approach was proposed and validated in Phase I. The enabling technology… More

Linearity Improvement of MMIC Power Amplifiers at Reduced Output Power Backoff

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,875.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Royer, Project Engineer
Abstract:
In modern communication systems, complex waveforms force amplifiers to operate under inefficient conditions in order to achieve the necessary linearity. It is extremely difficult and costly to optimize the design of an amplifier for the best trade-off between linearity and efficiency. Under this… More

High-Efficiency Solid-State S&X-Band Radar Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,940.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Muir, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
Inefficiencies in radar transmitters lead to large prime power and cooling requirements for radars. The resulting prime power and cooling needs have a significant impact on radar weight, deckhouse volume, and cost and in turn can drive platform design. These problems are exacerbated for Ballistic… More

Highly Efficient Transmitter for High Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR) Waveforms

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$66,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Royer, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
This SBIR posits that modern communication systems use complex waveforms that have high peak-to-average power ratios (PAPR). High PAPR imposes an undesirable trade-off between efficiency and linearity on a communications transmitter. Current systems sacrifice efficiency for linear operation and the… More

X-Band and Ka Band Low Noise Block Downconverter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,845.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Qin Shen-Schultz, Senior Engineer – (978) 441-1117
Abstract:
Phase I tasks will determine the integration plan for the block downconverters used in satellite communication systems. The anticipated advantage of using GaN HFETs for limiter/LNA combination will be quantified. The concept will be verified by device characterization, modeling and a prototype… More

Thermal Management of Highly Integrated Radio Frequency (RF) Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,581.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
John Muir, principal engineer – (978) 441-1117
Abstract:
Modern RF electronics such as those used in airborne active electronically scanned array (AESA) based radar systems employ high-power density, high-temperature electronic devices requiring advanced thermal management technology. For optimal operation, these devices, in particular the… More

Solid-State High-Efficiency Radar Transmit Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,089,305.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Muir, principal engineer – (978) 441-1117
Abstract:
Inefficiencies in radar transmitters lead to large prime power and cooling requirements for radars. The resulting prime power and cooling needs have a significant impact on radar weight, volume, and cost and in turn can drive platform design. Power amplifier (PA) inefficiencies are the driving… More

High-power X- and Ka-band Gallium Nitride Amplifiers with Exceptional Efficiency

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,091.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Achieving very high-power amplification with maximum efficiency at X- and Ka-band is challenging using solid-state technology. Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) has been the material of choice for high-power microwave systems at these frequencies for decades. Until only recently, GaAs was unchallenged at Ka… More

20 Gigahertz (GHz) Radiation Hardened Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Downlinks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,752.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Qin Shen-Schultz, Principal Engineer – (978) 441-1117
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Auriga will produce an ultra-linear high-power, high-efficiency amplifier to be used in satellite communication systems. The innovative approaches are proposed and validated in Phase I. The enabling technology is Gallium Nitride (GaN) ,which is well-known for its power handling… More

Monolithic S-band Multichannel Transmit/Receive Module for Communication Phased Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,790.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Cheryl Liss, Principal Engineer – (978) 452-7700
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Phase I tasks will produce a full-duplex, multi-channel, S-band transmit-receive (T/R) module design and the associated panel structure for integration into large communication phased array antennas. An RF section featuring advanced, two-chip Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC)… More

20 Gigahertz (GHz) Radiation Hardened Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Downlinks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,455.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Qin Shen-schultz, Senior Engineer – (978) 452-7700
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Auriga will complete the development of an innovative linearized K-band High Power Amplifier (HPA) in 24 months with one additional month for the final report. This innovative approach is expected to bring revolutionary performance (close to 40% PAE under QPSK). Auriga"s HPA will… More

Monolithic S-band Multichannel Transmit/Receive Module for Communication Phased Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$739,475.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Cheryl Liss, Principal Engineer – (978) 452-7700
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Phase II tasks will produce a full-duplex, multi-channel, S-band transmit-receive (T/R) module for integration into large communication phased array antennas. An RF section featuring advanced, two-chip Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) technology will replace the large number… More

Low cost Diplexer for High performance phased array antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Cheryl Liss, Principal Engineer – (978) 452-7700
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Phase I tasks will produce a diplexer design for integration into full-duplex, multi-channel, S-band transmit-receive (T/R) modules for large communication phased array antennas. Design of the diplexer will include interconnection and distribution circuits for integration with active MMIC… More

Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier Assembly.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$419,056.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Nickolas Kingsley, Director of Engineering – (978) 452-7700
Abstract:
Auriga will fabricate and test low noise amplifier (LNA) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules capable of operating over a wide range of temperatures, including cryogenic. LNAs at cryogenic temperature have better noise performance (by more than 4x). This will significantly… More

Gallium Nitride Based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Technology for High Altitude Periscope Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,830.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Muir, Sr Princ Engineer – (978) 452-7700
Abstract:
This project develops Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Technologies that enable Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar which meet the low cost, high performance, efficient, small size, low weight and power (SWaP) requirements necessary for insertion into high-altitude… More