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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2265
Amount: $477,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Lightwave Electronics Corp.
897-4a Independence Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94043
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert L Mortensen
 (408) 962-0755
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Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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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