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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:
2008 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Frequency-Agile Ka-band Filters Based on Functionally Graded BST Thin Films
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0124
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI) and our University partners are developing compact, efficient, voltage-tunable, radio frequency (RF) filters. Although the Phase I and Phase II efforts are directed toward RF filters for use in the Ka band (26 to 40 GHz), the technology developed in this STTR project is equally applicable to many different products, operating over a wide range of RF and microwave frequencies. The tunable filters will have properties not possible using present technology, including; high speed, low loss, low insertion loss and excellent temperature stability. Our technical approach utilizes tunable dielectric thin films, based on barium strontium titanate (BST). We use functional composition grading to improve tunability and temperature stability of the films. We also use metallic acceptor doping to reduce dielectric losses. Phase I demonstrated technical feasibility of our approach, by producing BST film components with high tunability and excellent temperature stability. In Phase II, we will develop and demonstrate complete prototypes of the voltage tunable filters. We will also demonstrate the commercial manufacturing technology. In Phase III, we will implement and commercialize the filters and the tunable RF device technology, for a wide range of military and civilian applications.

Principal Investigator:

Nick M. Sbrockey
Senior 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