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C-band Meander Line Microstrip Ferrite Phase Shifter Tunable with Multiferroic…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-075
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Metamagnetics Inc.
480 Neponset Street 12B Canton, MA 02021-1938
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: C-band Meander Line Microstrip Ferrite Phase Shifter Tunable with Multiferroic Heterostructure Fringe Fields
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0120
Award Amount: $69,992.00


Metamagnetics Inc., a small, veteran-owned, for-profit business, led by Anton Geiler and Pat Parimi, with consultants Vincent Harris and Carmine Vittoria, proposes to develop new phase shifter technology that addresses many of the shortcomings of existing phase shifters and is ideally suited for electronically steered phased array radar applications. The proposed technology is an electric field tunable ferrite microstrip phase shifter. In this proposal Metamagnetics researchers will demonstrate the feasibility of high quality ferrite materials processing, microstrip phase shifter design, active tuning using low power multiferroic transducer technologies, and fabrication, testing, and refinement of prototype devices that operate at C-band. The anticipated phase shifter(s) technology will be planar, low-loss, able to handle high power while consuming low power, reliable, radiation hard, and cost-effective to process and package (no hermetics). By employing meander line design strategies, the Metamagnetics'' C-band phase shifter will be reduced from centimeters in length to an active region of 5 x 5 mm2. The developed technologies during this Phase I program will be commercialized in partnership with the prime contractor Raytheon who has expressed their written support for the proposed research plan.

Principal Investigator:

Anton Geiler
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Elaine Trudell
Program Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Metamagnetics Inc.
36 Station St Sharon, MA 02067

EIN/Tax ID: 263838686
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No