RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO A MMIC NONINVASIVE VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT TO 100 GIGAHERTZ

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$477,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2265
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
897-4a Independence Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert L Mortensen
(408) 962-0755
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RESEARCH INVESTIGATORS HAVE REPORTED EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS WHEREIN THEY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MEASURED HIGH SPEED VOLTAGES IN ELECTRO-OPTIC MATERIALS. THEY USED PICOSECOND LASER PULSES TO SAMPLE THE ELECTRIC FIELD PRODUCED BY THE VOLTAGE. THIS TECHNIQUE IS NONINVASIVE - THE VOLTAGE IS MEASURED WITHOUT CHANGING THE CIRCUIT IMPEDANCE. LIGHTWAVE PROPOSES TO USE THE GENERAL TECHNOLOGY OF THIS EXISTING RESEARCH BASE AS A STARTING POINT TO DEVELOP A COMMERCIAL INSTRUMENT USEFUL FOR MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (MMIC) CHARACTERIZATION, MODELING AND DEBUGGING. THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS THAT WILL HELP DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY AND DEFINE THE POTENTIAL CONFIGURATION OF A MMIC VOLTAGE TEST INSTRUMENT WHICH COULD OPERATE TO 100 GIGAHERTZ.

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