Nanodielectrics with Nonlinear Response for High Power Microwave Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,922.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-10-C-0028
Award Id:
90174
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-030-0129
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 08T030
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Seongtae Kwon
Senior Scientist
(814) 238-7485
seongtae@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution:
Pennsylvania State University
Michael Lanagan
187 MRL Building
Univeristy Park, PA, 16802
(814) 865-6992
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Fine grained BST ceramics with high density has attractive properties including nonlinearity, low dielectric loss and high dielectric breakdown strength to realize high tunability. In Phase I program we demonstrated that modification of powder characteristics and composition in nano BST powder resulted in greater than 65% tunability at 250KV/cm with ~500KV/cm breakdown strength and Q value greater than 200 at 2GHz. In this Phase II program we propose to further modify the process to find the optimum properties for high power microwave generation application and research on scale up of the process for larger size and high volume prototype sample production. BENEFIT: Improved tunable dielectrics in general are applicable to a broad range of potential uses including broadband wireless communications and data transmission for which markets are very large. TRS-_s primary emaphases for this work will be high power military microwave systems which are likely to require bulk, high quality tunable materials rather than thin film devices. The development and fabrication of such materials in TRS-_s core competency.

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