Reduced Nonlinearity Superconducting Thin Films for Transmit and Receive Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$492,919.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-08-C-0001
Award Id:
78111
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-014-0023
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Yongli Xu
Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
yxu@ues.com
Business Contact:
Francis Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
(937) 426-6900
fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution:
MIT LINCOLN LABORATORY
Zachary J Lemnios
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA, 2420
(781) 981-7020
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR Phase II project is directed towards the development of high performance large-area thick YBCO films and microwave devices on suitable single crystal substrates through modified TFA-MOD approach for transmit and receive applications. We propose to continue our successful Phase I project to further increase critical current density of Jc to 3-5 MA/cm2 and lead to state-of-the-art IMD (intermodulation distortion) by improving linearity, reducing surface resistance and increasing power handling capability of YBCO films. Effort will be toward deposition of high performance YBCO films on large crystal wafers with thickness up to 2-3 microns by modified TFA-MOD process through multiple coating, pyrolysis, and crystallization. To achieve these goals, layered growth mode is suggested and will be pursued by the control of driving force and saturation of precursor. The UES method would make film fabrication much cheaper, highly reproducible, and easy to scale up. With the successful growth of high performance thick YBCO films, stripline resonator will be designed and measured by the UES-MIT team. The process will be scaled up to make large area thick YBCO films for fabricating large arrays of microwave filters for the transmit and receive applications for both military and civilian applications.

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