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AlInN Lattice Matched Barrier HEMTs on Low Defect Bulk and Quasi-Bulk…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2009 / STTR
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1804 Salem Church Road Irmo, SC -
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: AlInN Lattice Matched Barrier HEMTs on Low Defect Bulk and Quasi-Bulk III-Nitride Substrates
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0101
Award Amount: $99,960.00


The goal of the Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility of our technical approach to grow AlInN lattice Matched Barrier HEMTs on low defect Bulk and quasi-bulk III-Nitride Substrates (GaN). This will be accomplished using our pulsed MOCVD growth technique to deposit AlInN films at a higher growth temperature than conventional MOCVD deposition methods, resulting in better material quality. The developed material technology will be scaled-up to 2" diameter substrates in Phase II. In Phase II program we will also use the material from Phase I to develop robust sub-micron insulating gate HEMTs. The suitability of their insertion in military systems will be established via a joint processing and device testing program with DOD test labs (WPAFB and the Joint Services Task Team). In Phase III program we will develop a large volume manufacturing technology for epitaxial wafer supply to DoD and commercial outfits in a strategic partnership with a large company. BENEFIT: The primary commercial market that this development effort is directed towards is for high power T/R modules for both military and commercial (wireless) markets. Nitek expects that government military related radar applications will be the initial adopters. Nitek will supply telecommunications amplifier manufacturers with epi material for device development and collaborate with them to standardize device designs for next generation wireless. The total market size was projected to be approx. $155 M/yr in 2007.

Principal Investigator:

Vinod Adivarahan
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Rubina Khan
Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nitek Inc
1804 Salem Church Road Irmo, SC 29063

EIN/Tax ID: 208394864
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of South Carolina
301 South Main St. RM 3A79
Columbia, SC 29208
Contact: Asif Khan
Contact Phone: (803) 777-7941
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university