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Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67763
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-221-0208
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILE RF, INC.
93 Castilian Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0043
Award Amount: $99,681.00
 

Abstract:

Agile Materials and Technologies has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable varactors using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). These highly tunable varactors form the basis for tunable filters and other tunable applications such as impedance matching networks and phase shifters. Agile's varactors are thin-film devices manufactured utilizing industry standard semiconductor manufacturing processes. Agile is proposing to develop widely tunable filters in millimeter wave frequency bands. Agile's varactors are capable of capacitance tuning in excess of 4:1 at low control voltages and are capable of scaling to handle high power levels. Agile believes it can cover the entire 37-52 GHz range in a single filter and this filter can be extremely small, in fact manufactured on a single chip of only a couple of square millimeters in size. The Phase I proposal will focus on two design approaches: one with off-chip inductors for higher Q filters and one with an integrated single chip solution.

Principal Investigator:

David Chase
VP of Engineering
8055718323
dchase@agilematerials.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Goodwin
VP of Business Development
8055718211
goodwin@agilematerials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILE MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
93 Castilian Drive Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 770515511
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No