Optimized Electrodes for Low-Loss On-Chip Microwave Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,172.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-11-C-0075
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4138
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09A-T015
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
300 C M Allen Highway, Suite 100, San Marcos, TX, 78666-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829290159
Principal Investigator:
ColinWood
Principle Scientist
(410) 798-6106
woodc@usferroics.com
Business Contact:
RaviDroopad
President and CEO
(602) 763-1058
droopadr@usferroics.com
Research Institute:
Colorado State University
Vincent Bogdanski
601 Howes Street
Room 408
Fort Collins, CO, 80523-2002
(970) 491-5574

Abstract
The goal of this program is to develop a new sandwich electrode technology for low-loss microwave devices. The electrode consists of a thick high-conductivity layer sandwiched between two high-stability oxidization resistant thin cladding layers. The thick layer ensures low electrode resistance loss and limits radiation of energy from device to the substrate. The thin cladding layers protect the thick layer from diffusion and oxidization during device oxide deposition on the electrode and enable high-quality active layer deposition. We have clearly demonstrated the general feasibility of such a sandwich electrode approach. Our goal in Phase II is to optimize and document a sandwich electrode technology for ferroelectric and ferromagnetic microwave devices as test vehicles for sandwich electrodes. The results from this Phase II program will provide a solid foundation for Phase III commercialization.

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