Tunable RF Band-Pass Filters Based on Multi-ferroic Nanocomposites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0185
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-080-1798
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-080
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North, Unit # 102, Piscataway, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
787144807
Principal Investigator
 Nick Sbrockey
 Principal Scientist
 (732) 302-9274
 sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: President
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: gstompa@structuredmaterials.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In this SBIR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI) and partners will develop high-speed, low-loss, tunable RF bandpass filters. The filters will meet all requirements for tunability, tuning speed, insertion loss, bandwidth and linearity, as specified in SBIR solicitation N111-080. Our technical approach is based on nanocomposite thin films of multi-ferroic materials. Specifically, we will use nanocomposites of the piezoelectric/ferroelectric material BaTiO3 and the ferromagnetic material CoFe2O4. The thin film approach will enable devices which can be tuned with significantly lower voltage and magnetic fields, compared to devices based on bulk piezoelectric crystals such as lead-zirconium-titanate (PZT). Our thin film based multi-ferroic filters will enable compact, light weight RF systems with low power requirements and extended battery life. The thin film approach will also enable a greater degree of electronic integration at the board level, for increased functionality.

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