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MOCVD of High Performance Complex Oxide Films for Switchable Film Bulk Acoustic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4992
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T016
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: MOCVD of High Performance Complex Oxide Films for Switchable Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0029
Award Amount: $375,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) and partners are developing high efficiency, switchable RF filters. The technical approach is based on thin films of paraelectric BaxSr1-xTiO3 and SrTiO3, which can show piezoelectric behavior under an applied DC bias. When integrated into resonator structures, these materials can act as both an RF filter and an RF switch. Combining these functions will greatly simply manufacture of RF circuits and reduce RF losses, resulting in communication systems with greater efficiency, smaller footprint and reduced cost. The critical enabler for our approach is SMI's metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) technology, which can produce complex oxide films of exceptional quality for efficient RF filter operation. In addition, MOCVD provides a direct and quantitative means for compositional grading and compositional doping, which can further enhance device properties such as temperature stability and reduce dielectric loss. MOCVD is scalable to large wafer sizes and high volume production, for ultimate production of the switchable RF filters in high volume and at low cost. MOCVD is also compatible with standard semiconductor fabrication techniques, which will enable a greater degree of integration for the RF filters, for greater functionality and additional cost reduction.

Principal Investigator:

Nick M. Sbrockey
Principal Scientist
(732) 302-9274
sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
(732) 302-9274
GSTompa@structuredmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ. of Colorado - Colorado Spring
Office of Sponsored Programs
4120 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-
Contact: Gwendoln A. Gennaro
Contact Phone: (719) 255-3153