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Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67764
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-221-2964
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EMAG Technologies, Inc.
775 Technology Dr. Suite 300 Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-05-C-0005
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The future military communication, sensing and electronic warfare systems such as the proposed national missile defense (NMD) system require increasing functionality and performance endurance in harsh space environments. There is a persistent need for reliable tunable filters with a wide bandwidth of operation. In response to this need, EMAG Technologies in collaboration with Purdue University proposes to develop a novel technique for creating tunable high-Q filters. A suspended microstrip resonator will be used for creating the filter, while the tuning mechanism will be provided by RF MEMS Varactors. The proposed architecture requires a number of novel technologies that permit excellent RF performance, limited power consumption, low size and cost, high reliability and space qualification. In addition to that, on-wafer packaging and three-dimensional integration will be utilized for the hermetic sealing of the filters. This packaging scheme will be based on EMAG's already developed low-loss, hermetic package for single RF MEMS switches. A class of evanescent mode filters will also be investigated as an alternative in the later part of the project.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Margomenos
Senior Research Engineer
7349736600
amargo@emagtech.com

Business Contact:

Kazem F. Sabet
President
7349736600
ksabet@emagtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1340 Eisenhower Place Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 383209186
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No