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Tunable, Low Mass, Low Loss, Millimeter Wave, MEMS RF Filters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73196
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-230-2929
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AESOP, INC.
One Merrill Crossing Bow, NH 03304
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Tunable, Low Mass, Low Loss, Millimeter Wave, MEMS RF Filters
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-06-C-0039
Award Amount: $738,619.00
 

Abstract:

AESOP proposes to design and manufacture robust, miniaturized, broadly tunable mm-wave bandpass filters for space applications. The mm-wave tunable filters will have an unloaded Q of up to 1500 and the potential for multi-octave tuning ranges, for example from 6 to 18 Ghz, although any tuning range up to the limitations of the packaging, interconnections and actuator can be constructed. Aesop, Inc.'s tunable filters already represent a significant improvement over the state of the art in MEMS tunable filter technology, combining resonator Q's of 1500 and higher, multi-octave tuning ranges, small size, low power requirements and low mass. Phase II will develop a packaged tunable filter, based on our Phase I design, which tunes over the range 8.0 - 18.0 GHz, as well as a sophisticated filter controller. Combined, these will create a market-leading product that dramatically exceeds the performance of YIG-tuned filters in terms of form factor, power consumption and RF power handling.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher J. White
Principal Investigator
6263958778
cjwhite@caltech.edu

Business Contact:

Rick Slocum
Aesop General Manager
6036727007
slocuminky@verizon.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

AESOP, INC.
One Merrill Crossing Bow, NH 03304

EIN/Tax ID: 020466659
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No