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NuWaves to Develop Microwave Module for U.S. Navy Radar

By Mike Ball / 11 May 2018

NuWaves Engineering logoNuWaves Engineering, a developer of advanced radio frequency (RF) and microwave solutions, announced today that the company has been selected for a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I award for the U.S. Navy’s S-band Transmit/Receive module Advancements For Efficient radars (STRAFE). The STRAFE program aims to develop a transmit/receive module suitable for use in a next-generation Navy airborne radar, which will be integrated onto aircraft deployed on carriers.

The 6-month Phase I project will involve research and development activities resulting in an innovative Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) architecture that, once fully developed, will be integrated into a high performance transmit/receive module that will be delivered to the U.S. Navy during Phase II.

“NuWaves looks forward to working with the Navy to advance the state of the art in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) for mobile radar applications with the STRAFE program,” said Jeff Wells, President and CEO of NuWaves Engineering. “Our team is excited to define a new
benchmark for transmit power density and provide a game-changing capability to support the Warfighter.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact