Frequency-agile monolithic Ka-band filter

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-08-C-0099
Agency Tracking Number:
A074-009-0403
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-T009
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NGIMAT CO.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
Zhiyong Zhao
Manager
(678) 287-3944
zzhao@ngimat.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Hunt
CEO
(404) 734-3050
ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
John Papapolymerou
777 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 385-6004
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Future multiband communications systems demand frequency agile filters. While such devices are available at millimeter wave, they suffer from large size and high cost, among others. For this STTR Phase II effort, nGimat, working with Georgia Tech, will develop a miniaturized, low-loss, tunable Ka-band bandpass filter using its low-cost tunable thin film technology. In Phase I, nGimat has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of several filter designs using the tunable dielectric thin films, which showed adequate tuning and acceptable loss. New materials were also developed. In Phase II, a fully packaged prototype filter, deliverable to Army and industrial partners, will be developed through comprehensive design, optimization, and test efforts. A cost model will be provided and path forward for large scale manufacturability will be discussed.

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