Conformal Semiconductor Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$729,828.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15QKN-08-C-0018
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-008-2069
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-008
Small Business Information
CROSSFIELD TECHNOLOGY LLC
4505 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 360, Austin, TX, 78759
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
135494073
Principal Investigator
 Dennis Ferguson
 RF/Microwave Engineer
 (512) 795-0220
 dennis.ferguson@crossfieldtech.com
Business Contact
 Gary McMillian
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (512) 795-0221
Email: gary.mcmillian@crossfieldtech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Crossfield, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, intends to demonstrate an innovative conformal semiconductor circuit fabrication technique that uses metal structures fabricated on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and active devices based on MIT’s Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFT). MIT’s OTFT technology has the potential to be directly applied to a curved surface and the current state of the technology can be used to support many basic circuit elements such a voltage regulator, opamps, and low complexity digital functions. The more complex digital or higher performance RF/microwave devices will be packaged devices mounted on metal pads such that the finished conformal circuit employs existing semiconductor technologies for complex or high performance circuit elements while the remaining bias, voltage regularion or signal conditioning functions use conformally written OTFT devices. In addition, many distributed element RF structures such as antennas, filters, couplers, and lower performing active devices will employ a similar surface conforming fabrication technique. Crossfield intends to develop a millimeterwave sensor in Phase II to demonstrate the performance and cost advantages of this technique as applied to GPS denied guidance and navigation sensors.

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