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Broadband MEMS-PolyStrata Phase Shifters for High Power Operation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91555
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-025-0036
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Broadband MEMS-PolyStrata Phase Shifters for High Power Operation
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7135
Award Amount: $99,891.00
 

Abstract:

This project proposes the co-integration of the lowest loss MEMS switches (MEMtronics capacitive MEMS switches) and the lowest loss interconnect technology, that of Nuvotronics PolyStrata technology. Together, these two emerging technologies offer the best solution for building broadband, high-power, phase shifter networks which meet the upcoming requirements for US military ballistic missile defense systems. The goal of this program is to combine RF MEMS switches having improved reliability, with low-loss interconnects and reactive components, to create broadband, high-power phase shifter networks which operate over the 8-12 GHz frequency range. These networks will support a 4-channel phase shifter network composed of a single RF input divided into four independent phase-shifted output channels. This network will support output power levels of greater than 5W peak/channel and greater than 2W average/channel. In addition, this network will possess switching delays of less than 5 microseconds, phase resolution of at least four bits, and less than 2 dB insertion loss between the network input and the output of each phase shifter channel.

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