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Low-Loss Ferrite Components for NASA Missions

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX16CP07C
Agency Tracking Number: 154484
Amount: $731,404.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-04-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-04-13
Small Business Information
1320 Ohio Street, Suite H-1
Waynesboro, VA 22980-2467
United States
DUNS: 034119968
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Porterfield
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 409-4044
Business Contact
 David Porterfield
Title: Business Official
Phone: (434) 409-4044
Research Institution

The goal of this research is to develop high-frequency Faraday rotation isolators that exhibit significantly reduced loss, higher power handling and improved bandwidth over commercially available products. The bandwidth limitations of high-frequency circulators will be explored. It was demonstrated in the Phase I work that the bandwidth of these components can be substantially increased through impedance matching techniques. At the end of the Phase II program, Micro Harmonics will have developed a full line of isolators operating in bands from WR-12 through WR-3 and circulators working in bands from WR-15 through WR-5. In the phase I work our models were proven to be accurate. The approach is fundamentally sound, but there are significant technical challenges. These components will find immediate use in a broad range of systems used by NASA as well as the commercial sector.

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