Government/Military Programs

DOE Offers $10 Million for SSL R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a total of $10 million for SSL Development. The DOE announced the funding opportunity onOctober 14, 2014. The funding from the (DE-FOA-0001171), will go towards the three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: Core Technology Research, Product Development, and U.S. Manufacturing. The …

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DoD to Award $100 Million to Create Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute

President Barack Obama unveiled a new Department of Defense competition to award $100 million in public investment to create the Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute. The government investment will match $100 million or more in private investment  The president made the announcement at Millennium Steel in Princeton, Indiana to support Manufacturing …

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U.S. DoD Grants Novati 'Trusted Foundry' Accreditation

Novati Technologies Inc. reports that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has accredited its 68,000-square-foot wafer fabricating facility in Austin as a Category 1A Trusted Foundry. The company is a developer  of high-performance photonics, 2.5D/3D, III-V-on-Silicon, MEMS, and advanced nanotechnology products. The DoD accreditation recognizes Novati as a trusted fabricator …

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U.S. Department of Defense Orders High Power Amplifier from API Technologies for Maritime Program

API Technologies Corp. of Orlando, Florida, reports that it has received a new order to supply high-power amplifier systems for a Department of Defense maritime program. The first order is part of a multi-million dollar Maritimes program with first production delivery set for May 2015. Details of the program were …

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EDA Works to Establish Independent European Supply Chain for GaN Technologies

The European Defense Agency (EDA) has lead a multinational research and development project that implemented the entire supply chain for mass production of gallium nitride-based power electronics components within Europe. The group includes research institutions, universities, as well as defense-related companies from Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom …

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Raytheon Proves Element Six’s GaN-on-Diamond Wafers Provide 3x Improvement in Power Density compared to GaN-on SiC for RF Devices

Element Six, announced that Raytheon has demonstrated that the GaN-on-Diamond wafers reduced thermal resistance, increased RF power density, and preserved RF functionality. In high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) devices, Raytheon achieved triple the RF areal power density of GaN-on-SiC devices with GaN-on-Diamond devices. The GaN-on-Diamond devices also demonstrated a mere …

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Excelis Gets Follow-on Contract to Supply Continuous Wave Illuminator Subsystems for F-16 Fighting Falcon Aircraft

Lockheed Martin, recently gave Exelis of Clifton, New Jersey USA, an $8.4 million follow-on contract to supply its Continuous Wave Illuminator (CWI) subsystems for F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. Exelis says its CWI subsystem works as a special-purpose transmitter together with the F-16’s fire control radar and mission computer to provide …

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DARPA Mobile Hotspot Program Phase 1 Complete

DARPA has finished Phase 1 of it Mobile Hotspots program to develop a reliable, on-demand system for long-range, high-capacity reachback for its tactical units. The program is currently building and demonstrating small unmanned vehicles that will carry a scalable, mobile millimeter-wave communications backhaul network. The network can reportedly deliver up …

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