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Frequency-Agile Ka-band Filters Based on Functionally Graded BST Thin Films

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
83231
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A074-009-0030
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 08854-3723
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Frequency-Agile Ka-band Filters Based on Functionally Graded BST Thin Films
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0073
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI) will develop compact, efficient, radio frequency filters, that are widely tunable within the Ka-band (26 to 40 GHz). The tunable Ka-band filters will have properties not possible using present technology, including; high speed, low loss, low insertion loss and excellent temperature stability. Our technical approach will utilize tunable dielectric thin films, based on barium strontium titanate (BST). We will utilize functional grading to improve tunability and temperature stability of the films. We will also utilize metallic acceptor doping to reduce dielectric losses. In Phase I, we will optimize and demonstrate test device structures, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach. We will also develop optimized filter designs, to take maximum advantage of the optimized materials. In Phase II, we will develop and demonstrate fully functional and fully packaged tunable Ka-band filter prototypes. Also during Phase II, we will optimize low cost-of-ownership processes for depositing the optimized BST film structures by MOCVD. In Phase III, we will implement and commercialize the results for both military and commercial markets.

Principal Investigator:

Nick M. Sbrockey
Scientist
7323029274
sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7323029274
GSTompa@structuredmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CONNECTICUT
438 Whitney Road Ext. U-1133
Storrs, CT 6269
Contact: Carol Welt
Contact Phone: (960) 486-4623
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university