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Company Information:

Company Name:
MaXentric Technologies LLC
Address:
2071 Lemoine Avenue Suite 302
Fort Lee, NJ 07024-
Phone:
(201) 242-9800
URL:
EIN:
223832509
DUNS:
145051095
Number of Employees:
20
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 $4,024,195.00 40
SBIR Phase II $11,021,546.00 16
STTR Phase I $534,423.00 6
STTR Phase II $1,246,475.00 2

Award List:

Comprehensive Spectrum Management for Wireless Networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
To mitigate the parasitic characteristics of radio channel, an intelligent RF control plane is desired. Spectrum Management for shipboard wireless modems, consideration for on shore equipment support, emphasis on exiting Wireless LAN protocols (802.11) with consideration for ultra wideband and even… More

Integrated Shipboard Multi-function Surveillance System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,300.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
Around-the-clock vigilance of valuable military assets, even in an ostensibly secure setting, requires substantial human effort and even the slightest error can result in disastrous consequences. MaXentric is proposing ISWAS, an Integrated Shipboard Wireless Autonomous Surveillance system, to reduce… More

Dynamic Resource Reservation on satellite Communication Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
US military reliance on SATCOM links has been steadily on the rise as more and more IP intensive applications with high throughput requirements integrated into military applications. Satellite transponder bandwidth has always been at a very high premium, and more efficient use of this scarce asset… More

Shipboard V-Band Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric is offering a cost effective and an innovative solution for a V-band based WLAN (V-WLAN). Our V-WLAN solution was conceived in order to overcome the challenges of V-band WLAN development and deployment while preserving the technological legacies created by the existing WLAN systems. Our… More

Dynamic Resource Reservation on satellite Communication Links

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$721,547.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Kamran Mahbobi, Managing Director
Abstract:
XTAR Broadband-Satellite Air Force Research (XBAR's ) main purpose is provide a two way broadband satellite communication architecture that can best utilize the newly made available XTAR satellite. The Phase II efforts will be focused on development of a fully functional prototype version of XBAN… More

Shipboard V-Band Wireless Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$400,057.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric's goal for N05-042 SBIR project was to lay down a solid foundation for an innovative V-band 802.11 based WLAN system that could be used on the topside of a Navy vessel without compromising the vessels EMCON detection requirements. Our Phase I efforts have produced a detailed blueprint for… More

Multi-Mode Acoustic/Radio Frequency (RF) Techniques for Sensor Node Localization and Building Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,816.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric's Advanced Mapping and Positioning System (AMPS) uses sensor fusion to perform terrain recognition. Knowledge of terrain is crucial information for both human and robotic systems, as ability exert actions on the environment depends on being able to navigate through it. AMPS serves as… More

W Band, Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,979.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
The 60 GHz frequency band possesses the potential for secure, low-power, and high-data rate communication links. MaXentric's 60 GHz ViFi system is an effective method that overcomes the current challenges of deploying reliable 60 GHz networks. ViFi's architecture has undergone detailed analysis and… More

High Linearity-High Efficiency Power Amplifiers Based on Digital Signal Processing Techniques and Wide Bandgap Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
RI Contact:
Donald F. Kimball
Abstract:
The goal of this project is the development of effective signal processing and circuits for high power amplifiers and transmitter modules for DoD wireless communication airborne and ground systems. Future base stations require wide bandwidth, high power, high voltage, wide dynamic range, excellent… More

Command and Control for Embedded Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
RI Contact:
Rajesh Gupta
Abstract:
MaXentric's NAVAIR Embedded Assessment System (NEAS) offers a command and control methodology for embedded sensors. NEAS is designed to operate in challenging scenarios, such as weapons effect damage assessment of hard and deeply buried targets. NEAS corrects for deficiencies that are inherent with… More

Untethered Datalinks for Use in Simulation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,928.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
The 60 GHz frequency band possesses the potential for secure, low-power, and high-data rate communication links. Current implementations of V-band wireless links are severely impaired by challenges such as shadowing. MaXentric's 60 GHz ViFi system is an effective method that overcomes the major… More

Elimination of Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards in support of Ship Material Loadout Automation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,871.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric is proposing VERA, to meet the Navy's need for a low EMR, HERO-safe, zero standoff Automatic Identification and Tracking technology. VERA employs the basic principles of RFID, but utilizes an innovative physical layer to achieve the Navy's needs. The research and documentation of the… More

Untethered Datalinks for Use in Simulation Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
A high throughput wireless link is needed by the Air Force Research laboratory in order to realize immersive training simulations with full user mobility. MaXentric is implementing a 60 GHz communication link to provide the high throughput that the Air Force is seeking. Phase I work addressed the… More

High Linearity-High Efficiency Power Amplifiers Based on Digital Signal Processing Techniques and Wide Bandgap Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF CLIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
RI Contact:
Don Kimball
Abstract:
The technical objectives in this project consist of a research, development, and prototype roadmap for the successful implementation of the JTRS high power RF amplifier. The overall performance requirements of the JTRS high power amplifier under our proposal are as follows: Tunable Frequency… More

W Band, Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,915.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric's goal in Phase I of this SBIR project was to lay down a solid foundation for an innovative V-band WLAN system that could be used a wireless local area network for avionics applications. Our efforts have produced a detailed blueprint for such a system including substantial software… More

Using Next Generation Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,907.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
Next generation processors attain better performance than existing microprocessors because the abstraction layers better expose the underlying VLSI resources (transistors, wires, pins, ...) and constraints (e.g., wire delay, power, ...). However, the management of these resources and constraints… More

Agnostic Wireless Communications Waveform Gateway

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Research Institution:
Cooper Union
RI Contact:
Carl Sable
Abstract:
Each tactical radio uses a particular waveform which inhibits it from freely communicating with a radio on another network. This necessitates a flexible communication gateway that supports interoperability and can automatically translate among a set of waveforms to transfer information across… More

Multi-Mode Acoustic/Radio Frequency (RF) Techniques for Sensor Node Localization and Building Characterization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$772,340.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to investigate and experiment on several aspects in the development of a multi-sensor system for the autonomous characterization of indoor building environments. The system involves nodes with diverse sensing capabilities, the… More

Elimination of Electromagnetic Radiation Hazards in support of Ship Material Loadout Automation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,933.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric is proposing to design, develop and evaluate an automatic identification technology (AIT) prototype system. Although it is based on the concept of radio frequency identification (RFID), the new system is label-based and chip-less. In addition, it is HERO safe at zero standoff because it… More

Advanced Flight Deck Data and Voice Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
MaXentric's proposed solution for advanced flight deck data and voice communications is a comprehensive system that encompasses a V-band Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), which offers the bandwidth, security, robustness, and reliability that is required for the next generation Navy network, as… More

Wireless Avionics Architecture for Payload Delivery Launch Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,947.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
V-band wireless communications can replace cables that connect payload launch delivery systems with the added advantages of small size, low weight, and noise mitigation. Current implementations of V-band wireless links are severely impaired by challenges such as shadowing. MaXentric's 60 GHz VIAS… More

60 GHZ Wide Band, Local Radio (WBLR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,881.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
The 60 GHz frequency band possesses the potential for short range, wide bandwidth and stealthy communication. MaXentric's ViFi-MESH is a V-band (60GHz) Vehicular mobile mesh network that allows fast moving vehicles to perform on-the-move command and control operations with high quality video, voice… More

High Efficiency, Highly Linear, Solid-State Power

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Director
Abstract:
High power jammer systems are widely used in today's electronic warfare, such as CREW, WARLOCK, Rubicons II. To paralyze enemy's communication completely, the high power jammer system should block the frequency range from MHz up to GHz, with high efficiency high linear power amplifiers. The… More

Scalable Programming models for Battle Command App

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Director
Abstract:
Technology trends from the last decade indicate that future processing platforms will become increasingly parallel, driven by the development of multi-core chips and multi-chip processing systems. Such architectures have the potential for large speedups for many applications, but parallel… More

Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) Antenna Pointing and Stabilization System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
houman Ghajari, President
Abstract:
The US Air Force is requesting the development and demonstration of a low-profile, robust antenna system capable of maintaining a Satellite Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) link for a moving vehicle as it traverses off-road terrain. This proposal presents an innovative solution codenamed XCA2T.… More

Using Next Generation Processors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,484.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
Next generation processors attain better performance than existing microprocessors because the abstraction layers better expose the underlying VLSI resources (transistors, wires, pins, ...) and constraints (e.g., wire delay, power, ...). However, the management of these resources and constraints… More

Software Defined Multi-Channel Radar Receivers for X-band Radars

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,925.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mohammed Billoo, Research Engineer
Research Institution:
Cooper Union
RI Contact:
Fred Fontaine
Abstract:
The United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is searching for a software-defined multi-channel radar receiver that would provide improved performance and added flexibility over currently deployed radar systems. In response, MaXentric is proposing a system codenamed MASR (Manycore Adaptive… More

Fault Tolerant Software-Defined Radio on Manycore

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,911.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Ricketts, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Mobile communications systems require programmable embedded platforms that can handle computationally demanding signal processing codes without the burden of high power consumption. As hardware performance improves, technology trends have shifted functionality from the gate level up to software, as… More

High Speed Digital Video on Legacy Aircraft Wiring

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Project Manager
Abstract:
Currently the Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) connection to the aircraft is done via cable, generally called the Helmet Vehicle Interface (HVI). The current HVI systems have integration issues, human factor limitations, and safety concerns. A Wireless based HVI is needed to eliminate these… More

60 GHZ Wide Band, Local Radio (WBLR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$678,888.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Director
Abstract:
This project sets to develop a small form factor, affordable, vehicular military 60 GHz wide band, local radio to provide situational awareness and other command and control capabilities while limiting the RF emission for stealthy operation for Tactical Operations Centers. Our approach is to develop… More

W Band, Real Time Wireless Network for Avionics Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Director
Abstract:
Currently the Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) connection to the aircraft is done via cable, generally called the Helmet Vehicle Interface (HVI). The current HVI systems have integration issues, human factor limitations, and safety concerns. A Wireless based HVI is needed to eliminate these… More

High Efficiency WCDMA Power Amplifier for MUOS Handheld Radio

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Director
Abstract:
The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is an ultra high frequency (UHF) geosynchronous satellite communication (SATCOM) system based on commercial 3G Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) architecture. A well-known characteristic of… More

Fault Tolerant Software-Defined Radio on Manycore

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,941.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Scott Ricketts, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Mobile communications systems require programmable embedded platforms that can handle computationally demanding signal processing codes without the burden of high power consumption. As hardware performance improves, technology trends have shifted functionality from the gate level up to software, as… More

DD-Amp for Deep Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Donald F. Kimball, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
AlGaN/GaN MMICs on SiC substrates will be utilized to achieve Power AddedEfficiencies (PAE) in excess of 60%. These wide band-gap solid-statesemiconductors will be used in novel Power Amplifier (PA) topologies such asCurrent Mode Class D (CMCD) and Class J. The power output goal of a singleX-band PA… More

Active Microwave Technologies Using Ultra-High efficiency P-Band and L -Band Power Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,748.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Donald F. Kimball, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
AlGaN/GaN devices on SiC substrates will be utilized to achieve Power Added Efficiencies (PAE) in excess of 85%. These wide band-gap solid-state semiconductors will be used in novel Power Amplifier (PA) topologies such as Current Mode Class D (CMCD) and Class E. The power output goal of a single… More

RUSH: A Rad-Hard Unified Scalable Heterogeneous Processing Architecture

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brandon Beresini, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Space presents a challenging environment for computing. Extendeddevelopment times and radiation tolerance requirements leave hardwareperformance a decade or more behind the terrestrial state-of-the-artat the time of deployment. Additionally, once deployed, hardwarechanges are impractical,… More

Radiation Tolerant Software Defined Video Processor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
scott Ricketts, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
MaXentric's is proposing a radiation tolerant Software Define Video Processor, codenamed SDVP, for the problem of advanced motion imaging in the space environment. SDVP will take advantage of state of the art rad-hard by design (RHBD) manycore processors to provide radiation tolerant… More

ViFiLite

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,328.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Houman Ghajari, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
ViFiLite is a wireless infrastructure that utilizes the advantages of a V-band technology in supporting data gathering for structural health monitoring as well as supporting high throughput local area wireless communication for NASA applications. This system provides: non-line-of-sight operation,… More

Agnostic Wireless Communications Waveform Gateway

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,480.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mohammed Billoo, Research Engineer – (201) 242-9800
Research Institution:
Cooper Union
RI Contact:
Carl Sable
Abstract:
Each tactical radio uses a particular waveform that inhibits it from freely communicating with a radio on another network. There is a need for a flexible communication gateway that supports interoperability, and can automatically translate among a set of waveforms to transfer information across… More

Wideband Scalable Multi-channel Digital Receiver/Exciter (DREX)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kamran Mahbobi, Managing Director – (201) 242-9805
Abstract:
The United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is searching for a software-defined multi-channel radar receiver/exciter that would provide improved performance and added flexibility over currently deployed radar systems. In response, MaXentric is proposing a system codenamed ACERR (Advanced… More

Modular Antenna System for Tracking Satellites by adaptations of existing terminals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,680.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kamran Mahbobi, Managing Director – (201) 242-9805
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Many currently deployed EHF (Extreme High Frequency) SATCOM terminals lack the ability to track and acquire satellites in highly inclined orbits primarily due to the large Doppler frequency offsets created by a combination of a fast moving satellite and high carrier frequency. Combining… More

X-Band and Ka Band Low Noise Block Downconverter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,238.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
MaXentric proposes to focus on a low noise, high linearity and high reliability of the downconversion chain for this effort, and especially the AlGaN/GaN HEMT low noise block downconverter. MaXentric will employ a noise cancellation design in AlGaN/GaN low noise amplifiers (LNA) to reduce the… More

High Performance Cost Effective Circulators/Isolators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,933.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
As the demand for wideband electronic warfare systems and S to X band radar for Navy"s shipboard applications grows, it becomes more important to create innovative and cost effective high performance circulators/isolators to isolate the power amplifier from load impedance variations and to… More

Combined spectral management/ satellite receiver modem

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,957.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
Satellite transponder bandwidth cost has always been expensive, and more efficient use of this scarce asset is highly desirable. Operators around the world are demanding smarter satellite systems capable of optimized dynamic bandwidth allocation through Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD) and Quality of… More

Optimized Demodulation Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,797.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kamran Mahbobi, Managing Director – (201) 242-9800
Abstract:
In this SBIR solicitation, the US Air Force is seeking angle modulation receiver techniques which are able to process multiple overlapping signals simultaneously and maintain the information content of each signal. As a solution to the multiple overlapping signal reception, MaXentric is… More

High Bandwidth Terahertz Communication Link

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,979.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kamran Mahbobi, Managing Director – (201) 242-9800
Abstract:
MaXentric, in collaboration with North Carolina State University, is proposing a unique sub-terahertz D-band wireless communication radio that can deliver throughputs exceeding 1 Gb/s at a range of 1 km using a D-band Integrated with V-band Architecture or DIVA. DIVAs Phase I development efforts… More

Tunable High Quality Factor Radio Frequency Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Research Institution:
Brown University
RI Contact:
Larry Lasrson
Abstract:
Next generation DoD electronic warfare (EW) and commercial communication systems are currently faced with the challenge of delivering a receiver capable of multi-band reception. The receiver must meet various wireless standards and cover an expanse of frequencies and bandwidths. Traditionally the… More

SATCOM X-band Digital Beamforming Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,963.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Woods, Design Engineer – (201) 242-9800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the size, cost, and power consumption of digital signal processing platforms continue to drop and their performance improves, incorporating digital beamformer (DBF) designs into future SATCOM satellite payloads has become an increasingly attractive approach. The advantages offered by… More

W-band Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,995.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MaXentric and the University of California propose using AlGaN/GaN HEMT devices, quasi-optical combining with meta-materials, and linearization techniques. MaXentrics millimeter wave electronics focus on a new and promising architecture called meta-material in a tiled or tray active array… More

Advanced Order Linearizer for Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,824.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Johana Yan, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
The Ka-/Q-band satellite systems offer potential for transportable and mobile communications through the effective use of the wide bandwidths available while requiring that adequate linearity performance be maintained. In environments where size and power conservation is of high importance, power… More

Distributed storage in wireless mesh networks

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,990.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Per Johansson, Project Manager – (201) 531-5572
Abstract:
Secure data storage in tactical wireless mesh networks is mainly addressed by encryption of sensitive data using shared key concepts combined with encrypted wireless links. The nature of the applications (e.g. a situational awareness application among 10-100 nodes) leads to each mesh node sharing… More

Self Powered Biosensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,916.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Paul Theilmann, Senior Design Engineer – (858) 848-0273
Abstract:
In response to the DHP 12-010 self powered biosensor solicitation, MaXentric proposes the VitalH system. Acknowledging the difficultly in creating a completely self-powered bio-sensor system that wirelessly transmits vital sign information, MaXentric has developed a solution which is extremely power… More

RUSH

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,689.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brandon Beresini, Design Engineer
Research Institution:
University of California, San Diego
RI Contact:
Donald Kimball
Abstract:
Space presents a challenging environment for computing. Extended development times and radiation tolerance requirements leave hardware performance a decade or more behind the terrestrial state-of-the-art at the time of deployment. Additionally, once deployed, hardware changes are impractical,… More

Next Generation Portable Power Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,921.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Paul Theilmann, Senior Design Engineer – (858) 848-0273
Abstract:
In response to the SOCOM 13-004 Next Generation Portable Power Amplifier solicitation, MaXentric proposes the GreenAmp-lite system. The GreenAmp- & #8208;lite combines MaXentric"s envelope tracking technology with a power amplifier MMIC in a single small footprint package. This tight… More

W-band Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,944.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The significance of the 71-76 and 81-86GHz frequencies cannot be overstated. The 10 GHz of spectrum available represents by far the most ever allocated at any one time, representing 50-times the bandwidth of the entire cellular spectrum. With 5 GHz of bandwidth available per channel,… More

Channel and Interference adaptive SATCOM Digital beam-former

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,987.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Elya Kapelyan, Senior Member of Technical Staff – (201) 613-4351
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the size, cost, and power consumption of digital signal processing platforms continue to drop and their performance improves, incorporating digital beam-former (DBF) designs into future SATCOM satellite payloads has become an increasingly attractive option. The advantages offered by… More

New wavefroms for anti-jam satellite communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,888.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Woods, Project Manager – (201) 266-0849
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MaXentric"s proposed Digital Chaotic Waveform Study (DC-WavS) will determine an optimal chaotic spread spectrum waveform for utilization in secure communications over the target Air Force SATCOM environments. The focus will be on chaotic signal generation schemes that are based on… More

Advanced Order Linearizer for Satellite Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$506,008.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Johana Yan, Senior Design Engineer – (201) 242-9800
Abstract:
The Ka-/Q-band satellite systems offer potential for transportable and mobile communications through the effective use of the wide bandwidths available while requiring that adequate linearity performance be maintained. In environments where size and power conservation is of high importance, power… More

High Performance Cost Effective Circulators/Isolators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,708.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Gayle Collins, Senior Member of the Tech – (858) 605-6337
Abstract:
In this Program MaXentric is developing an innovative cost effective high performance circulators/isolators for Navy S-Band through X-Band shipboard radars and wide bandwidth electronic warfare (EW) systems. Our Phase II goals can be summed up into one ultimate goal, to have a final prototype ready… More

SATCOM X-band Digital Beamforming Network

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,976.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Woods, Design Engineer – (201) 266-0849
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: As the size, cost, and power of digital signal processing platforms continue to drop and their performance improves, incorporating digital beamformer into future SATCOM satellite payloads has become an increasingly attractive option. This is particularly true as the number of active… More

GaN Technology for GPS L-band Space Power Amplification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The use of space is increasing and becoming an essential component for infrastructure in communication, disaster relief efforts, agriculture and weather monitoring, and navigation and timing. Especially global positioning system (GPS) is widely used to determine location of users. Due… More

L-Band Wide Bandwidth High Performance Diplexer, Triplexer, and Quadruplexer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,932.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Donald Kimball, CTO – (858) 272-8800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MaXentric recognizes that GPS became a ubiquitous global utility, both for civil and military use, the number of digital signals has more than doubled from the original system. The GAM facilitates a flexible navigation payload that is a requirement for the GPS III system, and supports… More

New wavefroms for anti-jam satellite communications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$746,938.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brian Woods, Design Engineer – (201) 242-9800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: MaXentric"s Phase 2 proposal consists of delivering a general-purpose hardware platform and FPGA software implementation to characterize the performance of the various waveforms that were analyzed and simulated in Phase 1, using performance metrics specified by Air Force in target… More

Channel and Interference adaptive SATCOM Digital beam-former

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,913.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Elya Kapelyan, Senior member of Technica – (201) 242-9800
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The vulnerability of satellite assets to enemy jamming has led to an increased urgency to develop SATCOM payloads capable of maintaining high aggregate throughput even in challenged environments. As the size, cost, and power consumption of digital signal processing platforms continue to… More