IV.J.06. Ferroelectric Phase Shifter Materials. The cost of phase array antenna is predominantly dependent on the cost of its microwave phase shifter. This STO will develop the processing methodology to produce a microwave phase shifter from a low cost, low power dissipation, voltage driven ferroelectric composite ceramic and thereby reduce the cost of a phase shifter element from $5000 to $200. By FY96, demonstrate thick film low-low phase shifter material for use at 15GHz. By FY97, demonstrate a thick film phase shifter material for use at 25GHz. By FY98, demonstrate a thick film, low cost phase shifter material in phased array antenna operating at 35GHz. The product of this STO will be a prototype replacement for the "ferrite phase shifter element" designed in mid-higher communication frequency for the "geodesic cone antenna component" in the following systems: Ground-Based Common Sensor; Air Reconnaissance Low; Aerial Common Sensor; Advanced Quickfix; Guardrail.
Supports: Technology for Affordability, PEO-IEW, Battle Command Battle Lab.
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|Louise Sengupta||Catherine Kominos||Bob Bolling|