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Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90174
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-030-0129
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0002
Award Amount: $99,955.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed barium strontium titanate (BST) nanodielectric devices will combine some of the best features of bulk and thin-film based tunable dielectrics: low microwave losses, high tunability at high fields, the potential for low operating voltages, and less temperature dependent dielectric response. The miniaturization of devices and reduction of insertion losses requires developments of materials with high dielectric constant (>1000) and low dielectric loss (<0.0005). In addition, our materials will permit operation at high-power (>10 MW) with tunable and selectable operational frequency range. To achieve tunability, high dielectric constant low dielectric loss, and high insulation resistance, we propose to develop nanoscale (BaxSr1-x)TiO3 (BST) based bulk nonlinear microwave components. If higher electric breakdown fields can be achieved in bulk materials through nanocrystalline ceramic engineering, then high tunability will become a reality for high power devices.

Principal Investigator:

Seongtae Kwon
Senior Research Scientist
8142387485
seongtae@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Christine Walk
Contrac Administrator
8142387485
chris@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PENN STATE UNIV.
278 Materials Research Laborat
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Mike Lanagan
Contact Phone: (814) 865-6992
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university