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Magnetic Tunnel Junction-based Ultra-Low Power Radio Frequency (RF) Field Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7146
Agency Tracking Number: B142-007-0361
Amount: $124,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA14-007
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-12-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-07-21
Small Business Information
11409 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
United States
DUNS: 114264351
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Davies
 Senior Research Physicist
 (952) 918-1154
Business Contact
 Curt Reynders
Title: PMO
Phone: (952) 829-9170
Research Institution

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal will demonstrate the feasibility of an ultra-low power radio frequency (RF) field sensor based on novel magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) technology. The sensor will be comprised of an MTJ sensing element that, when placed in a component or system, will monitor for perturbations in the ambient RF field profile during various stages of operation. The configured sensor is environmentally robust and is sensitive to the field direction. This project will also develop a low power complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) concept to provide digital readout of the measured signal with post processing to look for perturbations to be done off-chip. The results of this effort will provide a concise path forward for the fabrication of prototype sensors in the Phase II program. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)

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