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NASA Spinoff Database
NASA Center: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Public
Release Year: 2017 Reference Number: JPL-SO-206 Category: Computer Technology Origin:
Solid-state power amplifiers for satellites
Abstract: As a subcontractor under an SBIR contract from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Inc. of Torrance, California, developed a solid-state power amplifier of unprecedented
efficiency. While most comparable devices lose 20 percent of their amplified energy when
their signals recombine, QuinStar's lose 8 percent. The solid-state technology requires
lower voltage and is lighter, more compact, and more reliable than its tube-based predecessors,
making it ideal for radars, communications equipment on spacecraft, and unmanned aerial
Full Article: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2017/pdf/it_7.pdf
Page Number in Published book: 152 Manufacturer: QuinStar Technology Inc.
At QuinStar, we know that good decision making depends on good information. We see
ourselves as an essential part of the global effort to provide real-time, critical information
for the decisions that advance humankind. We see a world of unlimited potential when
real-time and critical information is readily available for decision making. Our work
supports transformative technologies including autonomous vehicles, satellite communications,
environmental sensing, quantum computing development, and the ever-expanding Internet
QuinStar Technology, Inc.
24085 Garnier St.
Torrance, CA 90505
Posted December 12, 2017