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OPTIMIZATION OF RESONANT INTERBAND TUNNEL DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
15070
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15070
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zytron Ltd
85 North Cretin Avenue St Paul, MN 55104
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: OPTIMIZATION OF RESONANT INTERBAND TUNNEL DEVICES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

RESONANT INTERBAND TUNNEL DIODES (RITD'S) ARE A NEW NEGATIVE RESISTANCE DEVICE, WITH POTENTIAL FOR VERY HIGH SPEED, LARGE PEAK TO VALLEY RATIOS, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR CUSTOMIZED I/V CURVES. THESE DEVICES ARE BELIEVED TO BE CAPABLE OF SWITCHING IN \2PS., OR OF OFFERING GAIN IN THE TERAHZ RANGE. POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE THE GENERATION, AMPLIFICATION, AND DETECTION OF TEREHZ RANGE SIGNALS, AND VERY HIGH SPEED LOGIC. WE PROPOSE TO CARRY OUT A RESEARCH EFFORT COMPOSED OF DEVICE MODELLING, AND DEVICE PHYSICS. THE DEVICE MODELLING WILL INCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER MODELS, WHICH COULD BE DEVELOPED FURTHER (UNDER PHASE II) INTO TOOLS USEABLE BY OTHER RESEARCHERS. THE DEVICE PHYSICS EFFORT IS INTENDED TO RESULT IN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIGH SPEED THREE TERMINAL DEVICE FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Mark F Sweeny
Principal Investigator
6126468915

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Zytron Ltd
85 North Cretin Avenue St Paul, MN 55104

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