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Company Information:

Company Name: Metamagnetics Inc.
City: Canton
State: MA
Zip+4: 02021-1938
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.mtmgx.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,126,908.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,670,563.00 5

Award List:

Low loss self-biased ferrite materials for size and weight sensitive circulator applications requiring high power handling and high temperature stabil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vincent Harris, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Self-biased ferrite circulator devices have been demonstrated and thus far exhibit high loss and poor isolation, making them unsuitable for practical applications. The main reason for less than satisfactory performance and high frequency of operation lie in the unacceptable quality of hexagonal… More

Grain boundary engineering of high performance ferrite cores required for high frequency power electronic components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Vincent Harris, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,975.00
Abstract:
The development of a high performance ferrite material with capability of 1 to 7 MHz 3dB frequency is pursued. The proposed ferrite material consists of MnZn-ferrite particles with a thin coating of NiZn-ferrite. The role of the NiZn-ferrite coating is to suppress eddy currents, by providing an… More

C-band Meander Line Microstrip Ferrite Phase Shifter Tunable with Multiferroic Heterostructure Fringe Fields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Metamagnetics Inc., a small, veteran-owned, for-profit business, led by Anton Geiler and Pat Parimi, with consultants Vincent Harris and Carmine Vittoria, proposes to develop new phase shifter technology that addresses many of the shortcomings of existing phase shifters and is ideally suited for… More

SBIR Phase I: Novel volumetric efficient design and packaging of a broadband integrated circulator-antenna (BICA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Daigle
Award Amount: $149,615.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project pursues the development of a novel volumetric efficient broadband integrated circulator antenna (BICA) module for wireless and satellite communication as well as radar applications. Metamagnetics proposes to leverage its expertise in… More

SBIR Phase I: Ultra-low profile wideband metamaterial antennas based upon advanced textured ferrite materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Andrew Daigle
Award Amount: $145,881.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project pursues the development of a novel volumetric efficient metamaterial antenna module for wireless and satellite communications, as well as radar applications. This Phase I project incorporates advanced metamaterials and textured ferrite… More

Advanced ferrite materials for next generation high power microwave (HPM) generation systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Principal Investigator – (617) 373-3459
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
Metamagnetics Inc. proposes to leverage its expertise in the development, synthesis and characterization of advanced ferrites for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications to identify, analyze and address the ferrite materials challenges pertaining to high power microwave (HPM) generation… More

Tunable multiferroic hairpin-line resonator microstrip bandpass filter at C-band

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Director of Product Devel – (617) 780-7983
Award Amount: $79,859.00
Abstract:
Metamagnetics proposes to address the limitations of currently available commercial-of-the-shelf tunable microwave filters in terms of insertion loss, linearity, tuning speed, etc. by developing innovative voltage tunable multiferroic microstrip filter technology. The proposed concept offers the… More

Low loss self-biased ferrite circulators for size and weight sensitive applications requiring high power handling and temperature stability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Principal Investigator – (617) 780-7983
Award Amount: $749,299.00
Abstract:
Self-biased ferrite circulator and isolator devices have previously been demonstrated and discussed in the literature. While operation without biasing magnets was verified, all the prototypes constructed thus far exhibited relatively high loss and poor isolation, which made them unsuitable for… More

Grain boundary engineering of low loss ferrite cores required for high efficiency power electronics components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Principal Investigator – (617) 780-7983
Award Amount: $999,204.00
Abstract:
The development of switch mode power supplies is constantly challenging the ferrite industry to produce new, high-quality ferrite cores capable of operating at increasingly higher frequencies and low loss. Furthermore, it is important to reduce the power losses of ferrite cores used in transformers… More

Microwave meander-line microstrip ferrite phase shifters tunable with low power drives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Principal Investigator – (617) 780-7983
Award Amount: $741,496.00
Abstract:
Modern active electronically scanned phased array radars provide outstanding capability but are unfortunately expensive. To a large degree, this results from the need for power and low noise amplifiers at each antenna element. A promising alternative architecture shares the amplifiers among many… More

Advanced ferrite materials for next generation high power microwave generation systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Principal Investigator – (617) 780-7983
Award Amount: $686,804.00
Abstract:
Microwave oscillators based on ferrimagnetic precession and excited with a fast-rise time pulsed input have been proposed to achieve high power microwave (HPM) generation. The properties of ferrite materials utilized in such systems impose limitations on performance, including peak power capability,… More

Tunable hairpin-line resonator ferrite microstrip bandpass filters with low power drives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Director of Product Devel – (781) 562-0756
Award Amount: $493,760.00
Abstract:
Metamagnetics Inc. proposes to address the limitations of currently available commercial-of-the-shelf tunable microwave filters in terms of cost, insertion loss, linearity, tuning speed, etc. by developing innovative surface mountable ferrite filter technology. The proposed concept offers the… More

Self-Biased Radiation Hardened Ka-Band Circulators for Size, Weight and Power Restricted Long Range Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Daigle, Senior RF Engineer
Award Amount: $123,093.00
Abstract:
Ferrite control components including circulators and isolators are fundamental building blocks of Transmit/Receive modules (TRM) utilized in high data rate active space transceivers and transponders for both long-range (LR) and low earth orbit (LEO) systems. These components are utilized to protect… More

Ultra-fast Broadband Low-cost T/R Switches based on Vanadium Dioxide Metal-insulator Transition Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Daigle, Senior RF Engineer – (781) 562-0756
Award Amount: $79,916.00
Abstract:
Over the course of this small business innovative research (SBIR) phase 1 (Ph1) program Metamagnetics proposes the development of next generation ultra-fast and broadband T/R switches with high isolation (>30 dB) based on thin films of vanadium dioxide (VO2) metal-insulator transition (MIT)… More

SOLID-STATE HIGH-VOLTAGE PULSER FOR HPM APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Director, Research and Pr – (781) 562-1157
Award Amount: $79,377.00
Abstract:
Metamagnetics proposes the research and development of a compact, reliable, cost-effective and reconfigurable pulsed-voltage source based on drift step recovery diodes (DSRD) for high-power microwave generation applications. The output parameters of the pulsed-voltage source determine the efficiency… More

Flexible Solid State High Power Radio Frequency Pulsed Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Anton Geiler, Director, R&D – (781) 562-1157
Award Amount: $79,829.00
Abstract:
US Navy relies on directed energy (DE) weapons, such as High-Power Microwave (HPM) sources, to disrupt, damage, or destroy foe electronic equipment at a standoff distance while minimizing collateral damage. Friendly and blue force mission critical electronic systems, such as radar, communications,… More

MMIC Compatible High-power T/R switches based on Ultra-fast Broadband and Low-cost Novel Phase Change Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Daigle, Principal Engineer – (781) 562-0756
Award Amount: $79,471.00
Abstract:
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits realized on GaAs, GaN, InP, SiGe, and to a lesser extent Si are integral components of many deployed NAVY detect, control, and engagement systems due to their broad bandwidth, fast-response time, and small size (10 W).