Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8718-05-C-0005
Award Id:
67764
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-221-2964
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1340 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836493759
Principal Investigator:
Alex Margomenos
Senior Research Engineer
(734) 973-6600
amargo@emagtech.com
Business Contact:
Kazem Sabet
President
(734) 973-6600
ksabet@emagtech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The future military communication, sensing and electronic warfare systems such as the proposed national missile defense (NMD) system require increasing functionality and performance endurance in harsh space environments. There is a persistent need for reliable tunable filters with a wide bandwidth of operation. In response to this need, EMAG Technologies in collaboration with Purdue University proposes to develop a novel technique for creating tunable high-Q filters. A suspended microstrip resonator will be used for creating the filter, while the tuning mechanism will be provided by RF MEMS Varactors. The proposed architecture requires a number of novel technologies that permit excellent RF performance, limited power consumption, low size and cost, high reliability and space qualification. In addition to that, on-wafer packaging and three-dimensional integration will be utilized for the hermetic sealing of the filters. This packaging scheme will be based on EMAG's already developed low-loss, hermetic package for single RF MEMS switches. A class of evanescent mode filters will also be investigated as an alternative in the later part of the project.

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