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Integrated Terahertz Transmit Receive Modules

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52732
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0053
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Virginia Diodes, Inc.
979 Second Street SE, Suite 309 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Integrated Terahertz Transmit Receive Modules
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD19-02-C-0013
Award Amount: $729,422.00
 

Abstract:

The Terahertz frequency band, spanning from roughly 100 GHz through 10 THz, is often sited as the most scientifically rich, yet unexplored region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The major problem that has forestalled the full exploitation of thisfrequency band is the lack of convenient and reliable terahertz transmitters and receivers. Previous research has shown that GaAs diode technology can be used for terahertz Transmit/Receive (T/R) modules, but the cost is prohibitive, the reliability ispoor and the frequency agility is limited. Phase I research has demonstrated that these limitations can be overcome through the use of highly integrated GaAs-on-dielectric circuits and modern computer aided design tools. The prototypes demonstrated inPhase I have shown that component integration can vastly improve performance and greatly reduce costs.Phase II research will focus on the implementation of this technology for the development of a new generation of frequency sources and receivers that will allow the terahertz band to be fully exploited for military, scientific and commercial applications.

Principal Investigator:

David Porterfield
Vice President
8042973257
porterfield@virginiadiodes.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Crowe
President
8049718745
crowe@virginiadiodes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VIRGINIA DIODES, INC.
327-B West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903

EIN/Tax ID: 541845221
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No