Hybrid Electronic Source Technology for Terahertz (THz) Hyperspectral Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Communication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-07-C-0140
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0035
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB062-002
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
MICROTECH INSTRUMENTS
132 East Broadway, Suite 810, Eugene, OR, 97401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009296513
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Kozlov
Chief Technical Officer
(541) 683-6505
vgkozlov@mtinstruments.com
Business Contact:
Megan Misiti
Vice President of Operati
(541) 683-6505
sales@mtinstruments.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Microtech is proposing to develop a frequency stabilized THz generator based a millimeter wave backward wave oscillator (BWO) combined with frequency multipliers, as shown in Figure 1. BWO output frequency is stabilized by phase-locked loop system operating in the range 0.1-0.2 THz. The low frequency BWO output is subsequently extended to 0.2-1.0 THz range by using a set of frequency multipliers, while maintaining narrow spectral linewidth. This system is designed to deliver ultra-stable and frequency agile solution in 0.1-1.0 THz range, while minimizing complexity, size, weight and power consumption. While the objective of this project is to build a laboratory instrument, the proposed system can be scaled down into a portable instrument.

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