NASA SBIR 2009 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 09-1 S1.02-9822
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Active Microwave Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: High performance miniature bandpass filters

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
LW Microsystem, Inc
801 Mahler Rd., Ste. 208
Burlingame, CA 94010 - 1611
(510) 209-7469

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Yin Liu
yinliu@lwmicrosystems.com
801 Mahler Rd., Ste. 208
Burlingame, CA 94010 - 1611
(510) 209-7469

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
This proposal is submitted for developing low impedance, miniature bandpass RF frequency filter via MEMS technique, in applications of SMAP, Aquarius follow-on, DESDynI, or Advanced L-band SAR and interferometers.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed low impedance, miniature bandpass RF frequency filters can be used in applications of SMAP, Aquarius follow-on, DESDynI, or Advanced L-band SAR and interferometers, as well as other communication, signal process in aerospace and ground application in NASA.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed innovative, small size, low impedance, bandpass RF frequency filters are ideal candidates for next generation cell phone applications. The current bandpass filter products in cell phone applications (mostly made of FBAR techniques) are bulky and can not meet the future cell phone development requirements. The development tendency requires the next generation cell phone to be multifunctional so it can accept multiple services for multiple applications, with no larger than current dimensions. The potential market size for compact bandpass RF filters is huge, from $176 millions in the US to $2.6 billions worldwide each year.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Microwave/Submillimeter
RF


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