nGimat Awarded Army STTR Phase II for Development of Ka-band Tunable Filters Using Ferroic Thin Films

August 27, 2008 – nGimat has leveraged its state-of theart results in making RF components to receive a Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase II award from the US Army to prototype a small size, light-weight, frequency-agile Ka-band filter. The total funding for the two-year program is $750,000 which will further its tunable filter capability and component offerings. Such innovative filters are key to implementing commercially practical software defined radios that can be reconfigured as required.

Though technology utilizing the Ka band (26 40 GHz) is readily available, applications are constrained by insufficient temperature stability, reliability, size and efficiency. nGimat proposes to utilize its advanced tunable thin films to realize an efficient, lightweight and small footprint Ka-band tunable filter, leveraging its expertise with the involvement of Georgia Tech in both materials development and circuit design. This Phase II program will build on the success of Phase I for development of high-quality tunable thin films and numerous unique filter designs. A fully-packaged prototype device will be delivered to the Army and military primes for field evaluation.

nGimat is working towards commercialization of its thin film based tunable devices by offering better performance, lower cost, and smaller size, and seeks military and commercial clients in the communications and electronic industries needing innovative solutions for their systems and sub-systems.

Through its core technology of NanoSpraySM Combustion Processing, nGimat is a cost-effective manufacturer and innovator of nanoEngineered MaterialsSM in the following areas: nanopowders, thin films and devices. The Company currently has a portfolio of 46 U.S. patents, 70 non-U.S. patents, and is processing about 65 patent applications.