3D High Density Wave Interconnects

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CB13C
Agency Tracking Number: 095073
Amount: $599,864.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
VA, Radford, VA, 24141-8846
DUNS: 827121455
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jean Marc Rollin
 Principal Investigator
 (800) 341-2333
 jmrollin@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact
 Scott Meller
Title: Business Official
Phone: (800) 341-2333
Email: contracts@nuvotronics.com
Research Institution
 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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