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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2251
Amount: $49,784.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Epsilon Lambda Electronics
427 Stevens St, Geneva, IL, 60134
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR PETER P TOULIOS
 (312) 232-9611
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MILLIMETER-WAVE SYSTEMS ARE RAPIDLY EMERGING WITH NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING GUIDANCE FOR SELF-CONTAINED MUNITION. VIABILITY OF MANY MILLIMETER-WAVE SYSTEMS RELIES HEAVILY UPON ACHIEVING THE LOWER COST AND SMALL SIZE AFFORDED BY CIRCUIT INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES. DIEELECTRIC-BASED WAVEGUIDES, SUCH AS INSULAR LINE, ARE HIGHLY APPROPRIATED MEDIA FOR SYSTEM INTEGRATION BY FABRICATING ALL CIRCUIT COMPONENTS BY SUITABLY MODIFYING THE BASIC WAVEGUIDE. CIRCULATORS ARE AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF PRACTICALLY ALL THE SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, INTEGRABLE VERSIONS OF DIELECTRIC BASED WIDEBAND CIRCULATORS HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY DEVELOPED AS YET. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL STUDY AND DEVELOP HIGH PERFORMANCE INSULAR GUIDE CIRCULATORS. DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR FUNDAMENTAL AND HIGHER ORDER MODE FERRITE POST CIRCULATORS ARE PROPOSED. THEORETICAL WORK WILL FOCUS ON THE MODEL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FERRITE POST AND ANALYTIC PERFORMANCE COMPUTATIONS. PROTOTYPE WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED TO VERIGY THEORY AND TO ESTABLISH OPTIMIZATION PROCEDURES USING THE MOST RECENTLY AVAILABLE, HIGH QUALITY FERRITE AND ALUMINA DIELECTRIC MATERIALS.

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