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Thin-Film Multiferroic Heterostructures for Frequency-Agile RF Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5059
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T018
Solicitation Number:
2011.
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Thin-Film Multiferroic Heterostructures for Frequency-Agile RF Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0006
Award Amount: $374,869.00
 

Abstract:

Microwave technologies have found a broad range of and growing applications, especially in the area of communications. Many microwave tunable devices are bulky and incompatible with RF semiconductor IC technology. The slow tuning response speeds, high material losses, and device noise at higher frequencies have also limited their widespread applications.Recent advances in processing complex oxide and multiferroic thin films present the opportunity for state-of-the-art microwave components. These technologies open the way for establishing electrically tuned ferromagnetic RF resonance devices with reduced bias fields, faster tuning speed, and minimized device size. During Phase I, Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATi) together with University of Minnesota (UMN) have been working diligently on the fabrication and evaluation of multiferroic heterostructures and device designs and simulations. In this Phase II proposal, BATi and UMN propose to continue our efforts on developing and further optimizing high quality multiferroic thin film heterostructures through nano-engineering of interlayers. A prototype of isolator operating at frequencies above 10 GHz, exhibiting low insertion loss, and tunable with moderate electric fields will be fabricated and evaluated.

Principal Investigator:

Xiaomei Guo
Sr. Staff Scientist
(781) 935-2800
xmguo@bostonati.com

Business Contact:

Y. K. Zou
President
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721

EIN/Tax ID: 510414999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Minnesota
450 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-
Contact: Kevin McKoskey
Contact Phone: (612) 624-2244