Test Methodologies for Estimating Lifetime of Capacitive MEMS Switches

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,921.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7563
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-029-0188
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-029
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
MEMtronics Corporation
3000 Custer Road Suite 270-400, Plano, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
088468702
Principal Investigator
 Chuck Goldsmith
 President
 (214) 552-7055
 cgoldsmith@memtronics.com
Business Contact
 Dave Bettler
Title: VP Operations
Phone: (469) 682-5665
Email: dtbettler@memtronics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
This project will identify and demonstrate characterization, testing, and modeling methodologies that significantly improve accelerated testing of high-power RF MEMS switches and phase shifters. These innovations will lead to at least a 5X test time reduction over current real-time life test methodologies. These innovations will help spur the commercialization of RF MEMS switches and phase shifters, impacting a number of radar and communications systems for the US government.

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