3D High Density Wave Interconnects

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,864.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB13C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
095073
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VA, Radford, VA, 24141-8846
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
827121455
Principal Investigator:
Jean MarcRollin
Principal Investigator
(800) 341-2333
jmrollin@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact:
ScottMeller
Business Official
(800) 341-2333
contracts@nuvotronics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Nuvotronics has developed and optimized the PolyStrata<SUP>TM</SUP>process for the fabrication of intricate microwave and millimeter-wave devices. These devices have primarily been rectangular coaxial transmission lines, although rectangular waveguide and other structures have also been demonstrated. Intricate devices have been demonstrated with insertion loss 5 to 10 times lower than traditional planar circuits; isolation better than 60dB for lines that share separating walls; multiple levels of densely-packed coaxial circuits; and low-parasitic attachment to active devices and traditional circuit boards. In this Phase II project, Nuvotronics will optimize and fabricate high density low-loss millimeter backplane circuits to package and interconnect components of future NASA millimeter wave (MMW) radars. The significance of the innovation primarily lies in three areas: reduction of system size, weight and loss in MMW radars. The PolyStrata technology is a batch manufacturing process, providing economies of scale and cost reduction for higher volumes, in addition to flexibility in design for various frequencies of interest.

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