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MicroElectroMechanical Systems Based Electronically Steerable Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67437
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-028-1242
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RADANT MEMS, INC.
255 Hudson Road Stow, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: MicroElectroMechanical Systems Based Electronically Steerable Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0113
Award Amount: $99,645.00
 

Abstract:

The performance benefits to satellite communication and other systems employing an Electronically Steerable Antenna are numerous. These include rapid beam scanning, increased beam agility, the performance of multiple functions, lighter weight, no angular momentum impact during beam scan and increased reliability. These improvements are typically obtained at the expense of large increases in overall RF insertion loss and cost when conventional MMIC phase shifters are employed. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) phase shifters have been recently demonstrated that show significant reductions in insertion loss, size, and cost as compared to conventional GaAs and PIN diode phase shifters. The goal of this Phase I SBIR program is to develop a low loss, low-cost and high reliability MEMS phase shifter based on the proven Radant ohmic MEMS RF switch. Two leading organizations, Radant MEMS with its demonstrated high lifetime MEMS switch and Professor Rebeiz's (University of Michigan) group of distinguished RF MEMS designers, will team to design a MEMS phase shifter that achieves low insertion loss, long lifetime, small size, light weight, low cost and consumes less prime power than currently available phase shifters.

Principal Investigator:

John Maciel
VP/Chief Operating Officer
9785623866
jmaciel@radantmems.com

Business Contact:

Jean-Claude Sureau
President
9785623866
jsureau@radanttechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADANT MEMS, INC.
255 Hudson Road Stow, MA 01775

EIN/Tax ID: 030420492
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No