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Microwave meander-line microstrip ferrite phase shifters tunable with low power…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-075-1482
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-075
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Metamagnetics Inc.
480 Neponset Street 12B Canton, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Microwave meander-line microstrip ferrite phase shifters tunable with low power drives
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-C-0397
Award Amount: $741,496.00
 

Abstract:

Modern active electronically scanned phased array radars provide outstanding capability but are unfortunately expensive. To a large degree, this results from the need for power and low noise amplifiers at each antenna element. A promising alternative architecture shares the amplifiers among many elements and thus requires a phase shifter at each element. This choice imposes challenging power handling and insertion loss requirements on the phase shifter. Ferrite phase shifters offer low loss and high power handling capability but are bulky, heavy and power consuming. In this proposal, the development of microstrip ferrite phase shifters that exhibit low loss (10 W), and tuning with low magnetic fields is pursued. In parallel, low power drivers (

Principal Investigator:

Anton Geiler
Principal Investigator
(617) 780-7983
geiler@metamagneticsinc.com

Business Contact:

Elaine Trudell
Program Manager
(781) 636-8275
trudell@metamagneticsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Metamagnetics Inc.
36 Station St Sharon, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 263838686
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No