Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > MEMtronics receives Missile Defense Agency contract for microwave phase shifter components

Abstract:
MEMtronics Corporation today announced it has received a development contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) entitled "High-Power X-Band MEMS Phase Shifters."

MEMtronics receives Missile Defense Agency contract for microwave phase shifter components

Plano, TX | Posted on November 5th, 2010

The 24-month, $1.25M contract is the second phase of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project sponsored by the Department of Defense. The project's focus is development and demonstration of microwave phase shifters suitable for integration into electronically scanned antennas for military radar and communications systems.

"These circuits take advantage of MEMtronics' developments in radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS) technology, which have been demonstrated to operate with lower loss, less power consumption, and improved linearity compared to conventional electronics technology," said Dr. Chuck Goldsmith, MEMtronics president. "We will provide advances in design, manufacturing, and packaging necessary for the demonstration of low loss, high power phase shifters that operate in the X-band frequency range of the electromagnetic spectrum."

This contract is the second phase of a previous SBIR award by MDA that MEMtronics successfully completed last year. This phase of the program will build upon last year's development to produce working prototypes with the necessary form, fit, and function for integration into radar systems.

"The phase shifters being developed during the course of this program will be important components for next-generation military phased array antennas, having applicability to both radar and communications systems," added Goldsmith. "These advances in phase shifter performance will enable phased array antenna system architectures that significantly reduce expensive electronic component count and greatly reduce hardware costs."

####

About MEMtronics
MEMtronics is a privately-held company focused on the commercialization of RF micromachined switch technology. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, MEMtronics is developing integrated RF MEMS components such as phase shifters and tunable filters. Target systems include military and commercial communications and radar systems in the microwave and millimeter-wave frequency ranges.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Mr. David Bettler
VP Operations
469-682-5665

Copyright © MEMtronics

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields May 25th, 2017

MEMS

Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switch: New study reveals characteristic of islands of magnetic metals between vacuum gaps, displaying tunnelling electric current March 1st, 2017

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device February 17th, 2017

Leti Coordinating Project to Adapt Obstacle-Detection Technology Used in Autonomous Cars for Portable and Wearable Systems: INSPEX to Combine Knowhow of Nine European Organizations to Create Portable and Wearable Spatial-Exploration Systems February 2nd, 2017

Manufacturing platform makes intricate biocompatible micromachines January 7th, 2017

Announcements

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested May 26th, 2017

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans May 26th, 2017

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques May 26th, 2017

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids May 26th, 2017

Military

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries May 19th, 2017

Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties: Rice University study shows inexpensive material can be superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic May 15th, 2017

'Hot' electrons don't mind the gap: Rice University scientists find nanogaps in plasmonic gold wires enhance voltage when excited May 8th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project