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Reliable MEMS Ka-Band Filters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86297
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0410
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MEMtronics Corporation
1301 N. Plano Road Richardson, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Reliable MEMS Ka-Band Filters
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0307
Award Amount: $749,695.00
 

Abstract:

In today's dense electromagnetic environment, proper allocation and management of spectrum is an overriding concern for US military forces. The migration to higher microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies has made much needed bandwidth available for military radar and communications. This migration, however, has also highlighted the need for high-performance filtering to mitigate jamming and co-site interference. This has translated into the need for frequency-agile filters with narrow fractional bandwidth that still possess reasonable losses. To this end, this proposed program will marry the highest performance MEMS technology, that of microencapsulated, capacitive MEMS switches, with the lowest loss transmission media, that of metal waveguides. these two technologies- one old and one new- will enable tunable filters at Ka-band frequencies which overcome the present limitations of tunable filters with unloaded Qs in the range of 50-150. This novel component technology will usher in a new generation of MEMS-tuned filters with narrow bandwidths, low loss, and high intercept point. This will be of great benefit to next generation military radar and communications systems where adaptive frequency management is required.

Principal Investigator:

Chuck Goldsmith
President
2145527055
cgoldsmith@memtronics.com

Business Contact:

David Bettler
VP Operations
4696825665
dtbettler@memtronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MEMTRONICS CORP.
3000 Custer Road Suite 270-400 Plano, TX 75075

EIN/Tax ID: 752953681
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No