LOW INSERTION - LOSS MILLIMETER-WAVE PROBES FOR ON WAFER, NOISE PARAMETER, MEASUREMENT ACCURACY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,478.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14866
Agency Tracking Number:
14866
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11 Executive Park Drive, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Charles Woodin
Principal Investigator
(508) 667-4200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW LOSS WAFER PROBE IS ESSENTIAL TO IMPOVE THE ACCURACY OF ON-WAFER MILLIMETER WAVE NOISE PARAMETER AND S-PARAMETER MEASUREMENTS. THE LOSS OF THE PROBE DIRECTLY LIMITS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MILLIMETER WAVE TUNER AND POST RECEIVER, DEGRADING SYSTEM ACCURACY. DURING PHASE I OF THE SBIR, AN INVESTIGATION OF AIR DIELECTRIC, COAXIAL PROBES WILL BE PERFORMED RESULTING IN THE DESIGN, FABRICATION AND TEST OF A PAIR OF PROTOTYPE PROBES. THE RESULTS WILL BE COMPARED TO THOSE OF LOW LOSS PROBES USING COPLANER SUBSTRATE TECHNOLOGY. TECHNICAL AREAS TO INVESTIGATE INCLUDE IMPEDANCE TAPERING, MODE SUPPRESION, ALIGNMENT CONCEPTS TO IMPROVE CONTACT REPEATABILITY, AND PROTOTYPE FABRICATION TECHNIQUES. THE DEFINITION OF ACCURATE METHODS FOR PROBE EVALUATION WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

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