Microwave Journal

Auriga Microwave Announces Fifth SBIR Phase II Win

May 17, 2010

Auriga Microwave announced it received its fifth Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award.

Auriga will begin a two-year contract with the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to build a high-efficiency, solid-state radar power amplifier under SBIR N08- 172. This award brings Auriga to a total of five Phase II SBIR awards granted to the company since early 2009.

“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I know the critical role that companies like Auriga play in supporting the needs of our military, and I congratulate them for receiving this significant award which is a testament to their ingenuity and leadership,” said Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, who represents the Fifth District of Massachusetts. “This well-deserved award also highlights the importance of the SBIR program to small businesses in Massachusetts and to our nation’s economic competitiveness. That is why I will continue to work to ensure that this important program truly assists small businesses and remains one of the most successful federal programs for advancing innovation.”

“This is a very exciting win for us,” said Bruce Cohen, Auriga’s CEO and President. “The S-band amplifier we are developing under this SBIR program has tremendous market potential, as it could be used in many of today’s and tomorrow’s radar systems. This particular technology could be one of our biggest growth opportunities in the coming years.”

Other Phase II projects include:

• SPAWAR: Shipboard Low Noise Amplifier Assembly

• Army CERDEC: High-Power Integrated RF Switches for JTRS

• NAVAIR: Solid-State High-Efficiency Radar Transmit Module

• NAVAIR: Wide Bandgap Amplifier Linearization