TechConnect Innovation Program

Variable Frequency Coherent Hybrid Synthesizer

National Radio Astronomy Observatory, VA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The new synthesizer design (originally designed for radio telescopes) is used for local oscillators (LO) with increased tuning resolution and smaller synthesizer steps sizes that will provide greater flexibility and increased capability of existing hardware.

Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 7

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Overcomes traditional problems related to Fine Tune Synthesizers (FTS) and Direct Digital Synthesizers (DDS) and provides steppings as small as 1 Hz.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 739

Website: info.nrao.edu/tt

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NRAO is funded by the National Science Foundation via a Cooperative Agreement with Associated Universities, Inc.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners