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Multiferroic Materials for RF Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: D15PC00009
Agency Tracking Number: D2-1389
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: ST13B-003
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-01-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-01-14
Small Business Information
21 Churchill Rd
Winchester, MA 01890
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Zhongqiang (Johnny) Hu
 Member of Technical Staff
 (630) 796-9139
 johnny@winchestertech.org
Business Contact
 Ms. Hui Lu
Title: Dr.
Phone: (781) 369-1553
Email: info@winchestertech.org
Research Institution
 Oakland University
 Shamon Murdock
 
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309
United States

 (248) 370-2557
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

This DARPA STTR Phase II project is focused on novel voltage-tunable multiferroic heterostructures and components. Deliverables include: (1) liquid-phase epitaxial growth ferrite/ferroelectric heterostructures with strong magnetoelectric coupling; (2) voltage-tunable multiferroic inductors and transformers with large tunable inductance range of 2/1 and high quality factor > 20 within UHF (0.3GHz ~ 3GHz) with tuning voltages of 12 - 20 V; (3) voltage tunable UHF multiferroic bandpass filter based upon voltage tunable RF inductors and RF MEMS varactors with a tuning voltages of 12-20 V, frequency tuning range > 100%, fractional 3-dB bandwidth < 10%, low insertion loss < 3 dB, and P1dB: > 30 dBm. (4) voltage tunable multiferroic RF impedance tuner at UHF with voltage tunable RF inductors and RF MEMS varactors with a frequency tuning range >100% and P1dB: >30dBm with applied voltages of 12~20V; and (5) voltage tunable multiferroic bandpass filter at C-bandwith a tuning voltages of 12-20V, frequency tuning range > 100%, fractional 3-dB bandwidth < 10%, low insertion loss < 3dB, and P1dB: >30dBm. This project will lead to a new generation RF tuning technology, which leads to novel military radios and radars with a giant tunable frequency range.

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