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Antimonide-based, High-speed, Low-power, Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
53141
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0473
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Antimonide-based, High-speed, Low-power, Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6003C0041
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

In the phase I SBIR program Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) successfully demonstrated that an antimonide-based HBT, with speeds in excess of 100 GHz and near zero turn-on voltage should be achievable. This was done by growing an AlInAsSb layerlattice matched to GaSb with an Al content less than 50%--overcoming the miscibility gap. To our knowledge, such growth has not been previously reported. The enabled device structure has the advantages of near zero-turn-on-voltage (low power) and highmobilities (high speed). Thus, high-speed low power devices, which are needed for high-speed communication, will now be possible. The issues resolved in the Phase I effort were lattice matching, alloy tuning, doping, device design, and measurement ofmaterial properties, among others. In Phase II, we propose to build upon the results from Phase I and (1) produce fully functioning HBT devices; (2) demonstrate zero-turn-on-voltage device operation; (3) fully characterize the devices; (4) package thedevices (for Phase III commercialization); (5) optimize the device design to achieve > 100 GHz operation; (6) sample devices to collaborators, and (7) define the routine device production routes for Phase III commercialization. Phase III commercializationwill go forward in an SMI-Sarnoff joint venture for military and commercial applications.

Principal Investigator:

Aleksandr Maiorov
Scientist
7328855909
amairov@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7328855909
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES
120 Centennial Ave. Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No