Microfabricated Broadband Connectors for Frequencies Above 100 GHz

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$89,996.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
SB1341-12-SE-0598
Agency Tracking Number:
020-68-2012
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics, LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop, Radford, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
827121455
Principal Investigator:
Ken Vanhille
(800) 341-2333
kvanhille@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The region of the electromagnetic spectrum from 100 GHz to 400 GHz is currently underutilized but an area of exciting promise. Although atmospheric attenuation is higher in this region, the high frequency enables higher bandwidth operation. Transmit and receive components are also small resulting in the potential for lightweight miniature systems. Sub-millimeter waves also have the unique ability to “see through” materials that are opaque at other wavelengths, allowing imaging through dust, walls, and clothing. There is currently a lack of connectors and adapters that operate at these frequencies which hinder effective test and measurement, slowing development and increasing system development costs. Nuvotronics will develop a new class of connectors and adapters for operation at these high frequencies based on our extensive background in microfabrication of devices at millimeter wave frequencies.

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