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Reduced Nonlinearity Superconducting Thin Films for Transmit and Receive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78111
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-014-0023
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-1894
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Reduced Nonlinearity Superconducting Thin Films for Transmit and Receive Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0093
Award Amount: $99,962.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR Phase I project is directed towards the development of high performance large-area thick YBCO films on suitable single crystal substrates through solution approach for transmit and receive applications. Two architectures of multilayer (YBCO/CeO2)xn and single layer YBCO will be explored to accomplish thick films with low surface resistance and improved intrinsic nonlinearities as measured by intermodulation distortion. A unique modified TFA-MOD approach with each coat of about 0.6-0.8¿Ym of YBCO and buffered with 100nm CeO2 will be used to build a sandwich structure with a total thickness of few microns. To achieve high performance thick YBCO films with improved microwave nonlinearity and power handling capability, layered growth mode is suggested and will be pursued by the control of driving force and saturation in precursor. With successful growth of high performance thick YBCO films, Stripline resonator will be built and measured. YBCO films by solution approach are cost effective and scalable technology. The proposed method is based on our previous success in making thick YBCO films. Hence, the use of solution route to make large area thick YBCO films for transmit and receive applications is a viable approach and the feasibility will be demonstrated in this Phase I research.

Principal Investigator:

Yongli Xu
Research Scientist
9374266900
yxu@ues.com

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLO
Lincoln Laboratory
Lexington, MA 02420
Contact: Daniel E. Oates
Contact Phone: (781) 981-4707
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)