ADVANCED MONOLITHIC GALLIUM-ARSENIDE SWITCH MATRIX

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 787
Amount: $488,817.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Microwave Monolithics Inc.
P.o. Box 5044-224, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91359
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel R Ch'en
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT IMPLEMENTS A WIDEBAND, INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY SWITCH MATRIX THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF A MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SWITCH MATRIX ARE A 10 BY 10 MONOLITHIC SUBMATRIX CASCADABLE TO FORM A LARGER MATRIX OF UP TO 100 BY 100 (OR LARGER) CROSSPOINTS, AND A NOVEL ISOLATION STRUCTURE TO OBTAIN LOW CROSSTALK BETWEEN ADJACENT SIGNAL LINES. PHASE I CONCENTRATES ON A DETAILED DESIGN OF THE MATRIX, INCLUDING THE FABRICATION OF A MASK SET NEEDED EXPERIMENTALLY TO VERIFY PREDICTED ISOLATION BETWEEN CHANNELS. INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN PHASE ARE A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF INSERTION LOSS AND ISOLATION OF THE PROPOSED PASSIVE SWITCHES IN BOTH THE 3 BY 3 AND 10 BY 10 SUBMATRIX CONFIGURATIONS. CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL SWITCH MATRIX WOULD THEN BE ACCOMPLISHED DURING A PHASE II OF THE PROGRAM. PENDING FURTHER STUDY IN PHASE I, THE IF BAND OF THE MATRIX IS A 4 GHZ, MAKING IT SUITABLE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS SUCH AS THE 30/20 GHZ COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE SYSTEM CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY NASA. IT ALSO FINDS USE AS AN RF SWITCH MATRIX IN C-BAND SYSTEMS.

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