PALO ALTO, Calif., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Microwave Power Products Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has been awarded $5.8 million for the first phase of a program investigating revolutionary approaches to vacuum electronics. The High Power Amplifier Using Vacuum Electronics for Overmatch Capability (HAVOC) program, administered by the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is intended to result in vacuum electron device (VED) technology that minimizes the tradeoffs between output power and bandwidth, enabling both high output power and wide bandwidths.
CPI will work with DARPA to develop and demonstrate a high-power, wide-bandwidth VED that is compact enough to be compatible with mobile and airborne platforms. If all phases and options are exercised under this contract, the total value of the multi-year HAVOC program to CPI could reach approximately $13 million.
"The founding principles of our company in 1948 included research into vacuum technology. Since that time, we have expanded CPI's offerings to include solid-state and other related technology while continuously pushing the boundaries of what vacuum-based electronics can accomplish, achieving output powers and instantaneous bandwidths that have far outstripped those imagined at the creation of our company. CPI welcomes this opportunity to work with DARPA to continue the push for higher power and wider bandwidth VED capabilities that will help usher in a new era of millimeter wave technology," said Bob Fickett, president of CPI and its Microwave Power Products Division.
About Communications & Power Industries LLC
Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits.
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