AFRL Selects BAE and Raytheon to Support T-MUSIC and DiSCO Bandwidth and Radio Frequency Efforts

September 25, 2019

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $10,942,488 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Technologies for the Mixed-mode Ultra Scaled Integrated Circuits (T-MUSIC) effort. This effort will develop advanced mixed-mode RF components and sub-systems leveraging the T-MUSIC platform. T-MUSIC technology combines advanced silicon-germanium with advanced CMOS to enable ultra-wide bandwidth, high spurious free dynamic range and fine data converter resolution with high effective number of bits beyond current state-of-the-art. Work will be performed at El Segundo, California; Andover, Maryland; and Thousand Oaks, California, and is expected to be completed Dec. 20, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 18 compliant offers were received. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,318,325 is being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-19-C-7934).

In another award, BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, received $8,076,227 under a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract also for the T-MUSIC and the DiSCO efforts with AFRL. BAE will help develop advanced mixed-mode RF components and sub-systems leveraging the T-MUSIC platform. T-MUSIC technology combines advanced silicon-germanium with advanced CMOS to enable ultra-wide bandwidth, high spurious free dynamic range and fine data converter resolution with high effective number of bits beyond current state-of-the-art. Toward that end, DiSCO will develop critical Department of Defense components and sub-systems to assess advancements derived from T-MUSIC technology. These circuits include Phase-locked Loop, ultra-high speed Divider (200GHz final goal), and high speed, high resolution Analog-to-Digital Converter. In addition, the option phase will develop high speed Direct Digital Synthesis for next generation transmitter technology. Work will be performed at Nashua, New Hampshire and is expected to be completed by December 19, 2023. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and 18 offers were received. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $364,723 is being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8650-19-C-7935).

 

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