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Nonlinear Dielectric Nanocomposites for High Frequency Operation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90175
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-030-0206
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc.
19501 144TH AVE NE SUITE F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072-4423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Nonlinear Dielectric Nanocomposites for High Frequency Operation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0003
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR program will develop a highly non-linear polymer-ceramic nanocomposite capable of operation at >1 GHz. Highly non-linear, nanocrystalline ceramic dielectric particles will by synthesized via sol-gel processing. We will control the chemical composition and particle size to obtain nanosize particles with a high dielectric constant (e>1000), low loss (<0.005) and short relaxation time (<1 ns). We will employ a novel processing method to produce nanocomposites with >70% volume dielectric material that are well dispersed in the polymer matrix. The proposed processing technique can be used to produce mechanically strong complex shapes and large size composites (>1 m length) for pulse forming or nonlinear transmission lines. In Phase I, we will determine the effect of the chemical composition and particle size of the nanodielectric material on the dielectric properties of the polymer-ceramic nanocomposite. The breakdown strength, loss, dielectric constant, and non-linearity of the nancomposite will be measured at 100 MHz to 1 THz. In Phase II, we will determine the exact nanodielectric composition and particle size that results in a polymer-ceramic composite with the highest dielectric constant, lowest loss, and shortest relaxation times.

Principal Investigator:

Stephanie Sawhill
Director, Research and Development
4254857272
stephanie.sawhill@siennatech.com

Business Contact:

Ender Savrun
President
4254857272
ender.savrun@siennatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
19501 144th Avenue NE Suite F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072

EIN/Tax ID: 911724179
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
1700 Lomas NE, Suite 2200
MSC01 1247
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Contact: Christine Pacheco
Contact Phone: (505) 277-7575
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university