Optimized Electrodes for Low-Loss On-Chip Microwave Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-015-0049
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
US Ferroics LLC
805 Aquarina Springs Drive, # 117, San Marcos, TX, 78666
DUNS: 829290159
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Colin E.C. Wood
 Principle Scientist
 (410) 798-6106
 woodc@usferroics.com
Business Contact
 Ravi Droopad
Title: CEO
Phone: (602) 763-1058
Email: droopadr@usferroics.com
Research Institution
 Colorado State University
 Mingzhong Wu
 200 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO, 80523
 (970) 491-6312
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The US Ferroics / Colorado State University team proposes to utilize it''s mature expertise gained in materials deposition and characterization at RF / microwave frequencies to investigate a series of low-loss electrode / metalization technologies for hetero-ferroic RF devices. The first component is to generate a data base of metalizations on perovskite materials. Together with band structure based theoretical approach, a set of potential electrode materials will be chosen for practical study and optimization. The technology will be transferred to US Ferroics for use in their proprietary voltage-tunable microwave inductors, resonators and filters. As improvements are gained throughout the course of this STTR, they will be continuously transferred to US Ferroics by way of regular meetings, technical visits and exchanges.

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