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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
Power and thermal management of Radio Frequency (RF) electronics and Electronically Steered Arrays (ESA) requires improvement to support Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained platforms. Energy storage (power time product) available for these platforms demands energy-usage strategies with reconfigurable RF and digital electronic technologies. Research is needed to identify, design, and control RF and digital electronics in order to adaptively control the RF-digital channel as a function of power. One key aspect to viable power management is to rapidly recover the RF and digital channel fidelity when transitioning from power-off to power-on states or less to more resources. Key RF and digital components to be investigated are: low-noise and power amplifiers (LNAs, PAs), RF tuners, Analog to Digital Converters (ADC), and digital channelizers. Power requirements depend upon the specific application being performed; such as: receive mode (single-input or multiple inputs) versus transmit mode (single or multiple outputs). Additionally, the electronic density required for a two-dimensional ESA unfortunately increases as the square of the highest RF collected. An increase in ESA electronics requires proper power and thermal design, as well as, novel management techniques, specifically for ESAs operating in millimeter wave frequencies on SWaP constrained platforms.
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
Key Words: Millimeter Wave, Electronically Steerable Array, ESA, Phased Array, Dynamic Power management, Dynamic Thermal Management, SWAP