SBIR Topic No. N202-102

The United States Navy has selected Kaney, Inc. for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to apply advanced power amplifier technologies  to the next block upgrade of AN-SSQ/125 sonobuoys.

Under this effort, Kaney teams in Rockford, IL and Dayton, OH will develop a low distortion Class D power amplifier using high-efficiency, high-power density, wide-bandgap semiconductors. Microprocessor-based distortion reduction algorithms and specialized output filtering will be used to meet distortion requirements. Amplifier design upgrades are required to support a wide range of input voltages, high-bandwidth, high-power, low-distortion and lower volume than the legacy power amplifier. The AN-SSQ/125Sonobuoys are used by the U.S. Navy for anti-submarine warfare operations. AN/SSQ-125 is air launchable from fixed or rotary-wing aircraft. It is also easily deployable from the deck of a surface vessel.

“Our team has unparalleled experience in advanced technology and manufacturing critical military and aerospace products that will be leveraged for this new product development,” said Jeffrey J. Kaney, Sr., CEO, Kaney, Inc.