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Tunable, Low Mass, Low Loss, Millimeter Wave, MEMS RF Filters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-05-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: F051-230-3288
Amount: $99,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-230
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-05-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-02-12
Small Business Information
2815 Junipero Ave #110
Signal Hill, CA 90755
United States
DUNS: 003049793
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Hyman
 (562) 981-0077
Business Contact
 Mark Hyman
Title: Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: (562) 981-0077
Research Institution

XCom Wireless is a developer of RF MEMS for tunable filters and phased array antennas, high-performance circuitry identified as critical technologies for the next generations of defense and commercial RF electronics. In this program, XCom is partnering with Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems (LMTS) to extend the capabilities of RF MEMS by incorporating them as critical elements in novel ultra-compact tunable filters for use in next-generation communications systems. The performance requirements of the filters pursued in this program will support the future needs of the Transformational Communications Architecture (TCA). Specifically, LMTS will coordinate XCom MEMS and filter development towards the needs of the Global Information Grid - Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) communications and their ability to establish and maintain microwave and millimeter-wave links to airborne and mobile platforms. In prior efforts, XCom has identified two tunable filter architectures that take advantage of our MEMS characteristics, and provide high tunability with good quality factor to microwave frequencies. These filter designs will compare the XCom hybrid flip-chip MEMS (quick development time at low cost) to a monolithically integrated approach (longer time and cost) to determine which MEMS integration scheme is most appropriate to pursue in Phase II for the selected TCA applications.

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