Broadband MEMS-PolyStrata Phase Shifters for High Power Operation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,891.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-09-C-7135
Award Id:
91555
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-025-0036
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3000 Custer Road Suite 270-400, Plano, TX, 75075
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
088468702
Principal Investigator:
ChuckGoldsmith
President
(214) 552-7055
cgoldsmith@memtronics.com
Business Contact:
DavidBettler
VP Operations
(469) 682-5665
dtbettler@memtronics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This project proposes the co-integration of the lowest loss MEMS switches (MEMtronics capacitive MEMS switches) and the lowest loss interconnect technology, that of Nuvotronics PolyStrata technology. Together, these two emerging technologies offer the best solution for building broadband, high-power, phase shifter networks which meet the upcoming requirements for US military ballistic missile defense systems. The goal of this program is to combine RF MEMS switches having improved reliability, with low-loss interconnects and reactive components, to create broadband, high-power phase shifter networks which operate over the 8-12 GHz frequency range. These networks will support a 4-channel phase shifter network composed of a single RF input divided into four independent phase-shifted output channels. This network will support output power levels of greater than 5W peak/channel and greater than 2W average/channel. In addition, this network will possess switching delays of less than 5 microseconds, phase resolution of at least four bits, and less than 2 dB insertion loss between the network input and the output of each phase shifter channel.

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