Optimized Electrodes for Low-Loss On-Chip Microwave Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,966.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-09-C-0148
Agency Tracking Number:
A09A-015-0049
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829290159
Principal Investigator:
Colin E.C. Wood
Principle Scientist
(410) 798-6106
woodc@usferroics.com
Business Contact:
Ravi Droopad
CEO
(602) 763-1058
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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