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Development of Multilayer High-Temperature Superconducting Films with…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77872
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-014-0571
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Neocera , LLC
10000 Virginia Manor Road Suite 300 Beltsville, MD 20705
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Development of Multilayer High-Temperature Superconducting Films with High-Power Handling Capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0090
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The primary objective of this STTR is to develop thick, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) multi-layer heterostructures for high-power handling microwave devices and with reduced nonlinearities. Building on the resources of Neocera's materials research on HTS heterostructures and MIT Lincoln Laboratories vast knowledge on nonlinear behavior of HTS films at microwave frequencies, this STTR Phase I seeks to establish the feasibility of the proposed approach. Thick, multilayer YBCO/CeO2 film stacks, with alternating YBCO and CeO2 layers will be deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition technique at Neocera. The films will be patterned to form stripline resonators and will be characterized for their nonlinear behavior at MIT Lincoln Laboratories. Third order intermodulation distortion measurements will be carried out as a function of power from -50 dBm to +30 dBm and temperatures from 1.8K to Tc to establish the proposed feasibility and to verify improved nonlinearities.

Principal Investigator:

Solomon H. Kolagani
Director, Thin Films
3012101010
harsh@neocera.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Hennigan
Controller/Treasurer
3012101010
hennigan@neocera.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEOCERA, INC.
10000 Virginia Manor Road, Suite 300 Beltsville, MD 20705

EIN/Tax ID: 521969706
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420
Contact: Frank D. Schimmoller
Contact Phone: (781) 981-7035
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)