SUPERCONDUCTING MICROWAVE GATE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15200
Amount: $54,526.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2763 Culver Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45429
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Locker
 Principal Investigator
 (513) 296-1806
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
IAP RESEARCH, INC. PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY CONCEPT THAT WILL PROVIDE THE CAPABILITY TO BUILD AN ACTIVE MICROWAVE SWITCHING DEVICE USING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTING (HTSC) TECHNOLOGY. OUR CONCEPT PROMISES TO ENABLEHIGH EFFICIENCY, COMPACT, LIGHT WEIGHT, ADAPTABLE, VERY LOW NOISE RADAR AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES USING HTSC MATERIALS. OUR TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES THE NEEDED COMPONENT TO ENBALE THE FABRICATION OF COMPLETE RADAR RECEIVERS AND SIGNAL PROCESSORS USING HTSC MATERIALS. IN PRINCIPLE. IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO FABRICATE THESE COMPLETE DEVICES ON A SINGLE HTSC WAFER. USING THIS TECHNOLOGY, IT COULD BE POSSIBLE TO FABRICATE A COMPLETE RADAR TRANSMITTER, EXCEPT FOR THE MICROWAVE SOURCE, OUT OF HTSC MATERIALS. THIS CONCEPT WILL PROVIDE THE CAPABILITY TO TAKE EXISTING MICROWAVE SOURCES AND ADAPT THEM FOR MODERN MISSION REQUIREMENTS OF LOW PROBABILITY OF INTERCEPT SUPERCONDUCTING RADARS. IT COULD PERMIT VASTLY INCREASED TRANSMISSION BANDWIDTHS, FACILITATING SPREAD SPECTRUM TECHNIQUES, AND PERMITTING OUTPUT PULSE WIDTHS IN THE PICOSECOND RANGE. OVER A LONGER TERM, OUR TECHNOLOGY PROMISES TO ENABLE A COMPLETE LINE OF PRODUCTS AND DEVICES USING AC SWITCHING MECHANISMS, AND IMPLEMENTED USING HTSC MATERIALS. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - SUPERCONDUCTING RADARS, SUPERCONDUCTING GATES, ACTIVE CONTROL OF MICROWAVE, AND SIGNALS USING SUPERCONDUCTING COMPONENTS.

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