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Advanced ferrite materials for next generation high power microwave generation…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Metamagnetics Inc.
MA Canton, MA 02021-1938
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced ferrite materials for next generation high power microwave generation systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-C-0074
Award Amount: $686,804.00


Microwave oscillators based on ferrimagnetic precession and excited with a fast-rise time pulsed input have been proposed to achieve high power microwave (HPM) generation. The properties of ferrite materials utilized in such systems impose limitations on performance, including peak power capability, internal heating, and maximum repetition rate. In order to improve the efficiency of HPM generation, the development of novel materials with properties optimized specifically for this application is pursued. Key materials properties were identified during the Phase I effort, in which a rigorous commercially available materials characterization program was executed. These findings formed a solid foundation for a follow-on Phase II program, in which specialized ferrite materials will be developed for HPM generation applications. The properties of the materials will first be optimized on a research scale, followed by the development of manufacturing processes to allow for mass production necessary for technology transition and commercialization. The newly developed materials will be used to fabricate ferrite core prototypes for HPM generators and thoroughly validated in a representative environment. The capability to produce prototype components in a production relevant environment will also be demonstrated.

Principal Investigator:

Anton Geiler
Principal Investigator
(617) 780-7983

Business Contact:

Elaine Trudell
Program Manager
(781) 636-8275
Small Business Information at Submission:

Metamagnetics Inc.
36 Station St Sharon, MA -

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