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Optimized Electrodes for Low-Loss On-Chip Microwave Devices

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
US Ferroics LLC
300 C M Allen Highway Suite 100 San Marcos, TX 78666-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Optimized Electrodes for Low-Loss On-Chip Microwave Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0148
Award Amount: $99,966.00


The US Ferroics / Colorado State University team proposes to utilize it''s mature expertise gained in materials deposition and characterization at RF / microwave frequencies to investigate a series of low-loss electrode / metalization technologies for hetero-ferroic RF devices. The first component is to generate a data base of metalizations on perovskite materials. Together with band structure based theoretical approach, a set of potential electrode materials will be chosen for practical study and optimization. The technology will be transferred to US Ferroics for use in their proprietary voltage-tunable microwave inductors, resonators and filters. As improvements are gained throughout the course of this STTR, they will be continuously transferred to US Ferroics by way of regular meetings, technical visits and exchanges.

Principal Investigator:

Colin E.C. Wood
Principle Scientist

Business Contact:

Ravi Droopad
Small Business Information at Submission:

US Ferroics LLC
805 Aquarina Springs Drive # 117 San Marcos, TX 78666

EIN/Tax ID: 244038585
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Colorado State University
200 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Contact: Mingzhong Wu
Contact Phone: (970) 491-6312
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university