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S-Band Ferroelectric Phase Shifter

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
nGimat Co.
1824 Willow Trail Parkway Norcross, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
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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


"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

Business Contact:

Jeffrey C. Moore
Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 582089229
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No