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S-Band Ferroelectric Phase Shifter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52516
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011SN-1417
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
nGimat Co.
1824 Willow Trail Parkway Norcross, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: S-Band Ferroelectric Phase Shifter
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-C-1160
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

"The advancements in thin-film manufacturing brought about by the development of the combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) process has opened the door to a new class of microwave devices enabled by ferroelectric materials. One device in particular, aferroelectric phase shifter, shows promise as a way of reinvigorating the development of phased array radar systems. Costly phase shifter designs have stymied interest in building large phased array radar antennas and have prevented the technology frombeing adopted by the private sector. A new monolithic phase shifter design is proposed that utilizes thin-film ferroelectric BaxSr1-xTiO3 (BST) material. The goal is to reduce the cost of a phase shifter by 80%, to a price less than $5 and to reduce thesize and weight by 50% over conventional designs. Such a device would further the use of phased array antennas in military applications and reignite interest in steerable antennas for commercial systems like smart antenna base stations for the wirelessindustry."

Principal Investigator:

David Kiesling
Program Manager
6782873950
dkiesling@microcoating.com

Business Contact:

Jeffrey C. Moore
Chief Operating Officer
6782872403
jmoore@microcoating.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Microcoating Technologies, Inc.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Atlanta, GA 30341

EIN/Tax ID: 582089229
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No