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Tunable, High-Q Filters for UHF Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q13C0168
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1206
Amount: $749,302.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB12A-006
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-08-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-19
Small Business Information
1301 N. Plano Road
Richardson, TX 75081
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chuck Goldsmith
 (214) 552-7055
Business Contact
 Chuck Goldsmith
Title: Dr.
Phone: (214) 552-7055
Research Institution
 Purdue University
 Prof. Dimitri Peroulis
Birck Nanotechmology Center 1205 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States

 (765) 494-3491
 Nonprofit College or University

There is a clear gap between commercially available UHF tunable filters and the technology needs of current military communication systems. MEMtronics Corporation, teamed with Purdue University, intend to develop and commercialize technology that fills this gap. The intent of this Phase II project is continue the successful demonstrations began in Phase I and bring the technology to a level of maturity that will enable it to thrive in the marketplace. This effort is focused on narrowband, tunable bandpass filters that can tune over large portions of the UHF spectrum (300 MHz 700 MHz) with unparalleled levels of performance (low loss at narrow bandwidths). The program team will also extend the current state of the art in filter technology by developing ultra-narrow band channel selection and channel-dropping technologies which leverage the capabilities of upcoming radio systems. To aid in the commercialization of this technology, the team has engaged with military system integrators to focus technology development to benefit near-term commercialization and maximize market pull.

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