Accession Number : ADA319768

Title :   MicroElectro Mechanical Millimeter-Wave Control Devices for Affordable Scanning Antennas. SBIR Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May-14 Nov 96,

Corporate Author : QUINSTAR TECHNOLOGY INC TORRANCE CA

Personal Author(s) : Kono, H. J.

PDF Url : ADA319768

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Report developed under SBIR contract. investigate The objective of the Phase I effort of this project was to and demonstrate the feasibility of the novel MicroElectroMechanical (MEM) control device technology for millimeter-wave systems, such as phased array radars and wideband communication systems. During Phase I, MEM SPST and SPDT switches, and single bit phase shifters have been designed, developed, fabricated, and tested. The MEM control devices have successfully been operated at millimeter-wave frequencies. The Phase I effort has demonstrated, both experimentally and theoretically the feasibility of the MEM control devices as enabling technology for developing affordable millimeter-wave systems.

Descriptors :   *RADAR ANTENNAS, *PHASED ARRAYS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, MICROELECTRONICS, MILLIMETER WAVE EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, RADAR SCANNING, PHASE SHIFT CIRCUITS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE