Advanced High Frequency Tunable Filters for Wide-Band Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8718-04-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: F041-221-0208
Amount: $99,681.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-221
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
93 Castilian Drive, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 081542636
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Chase
 VP of Engineering
 (805) 571-8323
Business Contact
 Thomas Goodwin
Title: VP of Business Development
Phone: (805) 571-8211
Research Institution
Agile Materials and Technologies has successfully demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture high performance, voltage controllable varactors using the ferroelectric material, Barium Strontium Titanate (BST). These highly tunable varactors form the basis for tunable filters and other tunable applications such as impedance matching networks and phase shifters. Agile's varactors are thin-film devices manufactured utilizing industry standard semiconductor manufacturing processes. Agile is proposing to develop widely tunable filters in millimeter wave frequency bands. Agile's varactors are capable of capacitance tuning in excess of 4:1 at low control voltages and are capable of scaling to handle high power levels. Agile believes it can cover the entire 37-52 GHz range in a single filter and this filter can be extremely small, in fact manufactured on a single chip of only a couple of square millimeters in size. The Phase I proposal will focus on two design approaches: one with off-chip inductors for higher Q filters and one with an integrated single chip solution.

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