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ADVANCED MONOLITHIC GALLIUM-ARSENIDE SWITCH MATRIX

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
787
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
787
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microwave Monolithics Inc.
465 East Easy St Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: ADVANCED MONOLITHIC GALLIUM-ARSENIDE SWITCH MATRIX
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $488,817.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT IMPLEMENTS A WIDEBAND, INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY SWITCH MATRIX THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF A MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SWITCH MATRIX ARE A 10 BY 10 MONOLITHIC SUBMATRIX CASCADABLE TO FORM A LARGER MATRIX OF UP TO 100 BY 100 (OR LARGER) CROSSPOINTS, AND A NOVEL ISOLATION STRUCTURE TO OBTAIN LOW CROSSTALK BETWEEN ADJACENT SIGNAL LINES. PHASE I CONCENTRATES ON A DETAILED DESIGN OF THE MATRIX, INCLUDING THE FABRICATION OF A MASK SET NEEDED EXPERIMENTALLY TO VERIFY PREDICTED ISOLATION BETWEEN CHANNELS. INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN PHASE ARE A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF INSERTION LOSS AND ISOLATION OF THE PROPOSED PASSIVE SWITCHES IN BOTH THE 3 BY 3 AND 10 BY 10 SUBMATRIX CONFIGURATIONS. CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL SWITCH MATRIX WOULD THEN BE ACCOMPLISHED DURING A PHASE II OF THE PROGRAM. PENDING FURTHER STUDY IN PHASE I, THE IF BAND OF THE MATRIX IS A 4 GHZ, MAKING IT SUITABLE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS SUCH AS THE 30/20 GHZ COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE SYSTEM CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY NASA. IT ALSO FINDS USE AS AN RF SWITCH MATRIX IN C-BAND SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel R Ch'en
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microwave Monolithics Inc.
P.o. Box 5044-224 Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

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