STTR Phase I: Piezoelectric/diamond RF MEMS filters for mobile wireless applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,962.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0930676
Award Id:
91238
Agency Tracking Number:
0930676
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADVANCED DIAMOND TECHNOLOGIES (Currently Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc.)
429 B Weber Road, # 286, Romeoville, IL, 60446
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
143371388
Principal Investigator:
John Carlisle
PhD
(815) 293-0900
carlisle@thindiamond.com
Business Contact:
John Carlisle
PhD
(815) 293-0900
carlisle@thindiamond.com
Research Institution:
Oklahoma State University
Reza Abdolvarid
700 North Greenwood Ave
103 Hatrc
Tulsa, OK, 74106 1103
(815) 293-0900
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD?) as a high frequency structural layer for piezoelectrically-transduced micromachined RF resonators for MHz-GHz applications in wireless telecommunication systems. Diamond, in theory, is the ideal RF MEMS resonator material, having the extreme bulk properties of high acoustic velocity, hardness, thermal stability, and linearity, combined with the surface properties of low stiction and desirable surface chemistry. Diamond MEMS resonators can enable MEMS RF devices for civilian and military applications and allow for the direct integration of MEMS with microelectronics. With the potential for 100? reduction in size and power consumption relative to existing technologies while extending the performance of ""radio on a chip"" systems into the GHz, the RF MEMS market is forecasted at $1.1 billion by 2010.

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