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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:
2004 / 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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0039
Award Amount: $99,766.00
 

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 two novel techniques for creating tunable high-Q filters. First, a suspended microstrip resonator will be used for creating the filter, while the tuning mechanism will be provided by RF MEMS Varactors. Another technique of achieving filter tunability by use of ferroelectric materials will also be investigated. 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.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Matgomenos
Engineering Division Manager
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