Rapidly Tunable Niobium Notch Filters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$593,549.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0507
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-083-0668
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-083
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
Deepnarayan Gupta
VP Research and Developme
(914) 592-1190
gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact:
Edward Kulinski
Chief Financial Officer
(914) 592-1190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HYPRES, in collaboration with University of Waterloo, proposes to develop a unique mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) technology for radio frequency (RF) receivers. Using Niobium ICs, we have developed a family of receiver front-ends capable of direct digitization of RF signals up to microwave frequencies (20 GHz). Using Josephson junctions as active devices, this Digital-RF technology features high-linearity analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and ultrafast large-scale digital circuitry employing rapid single flux quantum (RSFQ) logic. Here, we propose to augment this Nb IC technology by incorporating microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) analog RF devices. Specifically, our objective is to develop a high-linearity, low-loss, rapidly tunable band-stop filter to excise high-power interferers in front of the ADC. This new technology will enable integration of MEMS analog filters, ADC, and RSFQ digital circuitry on the same chip.

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