Electronic Devices, RF Semiconductors and Amplifiers Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) RF Semiconductor Devices, RF Solid State Amplifiers and Wide Bandgap Materials Program's objective is to develop solid state (e.g., wide bandgap semiconductor) low noise, high speed, and power devices and circuits for use in surveillance, electronic warfare, multifunctional RF systems communications, and power applications. Emphasis is on device advancements that enable a significant improvement in broadband performance, high linearity, and/or high (e.g., 60%) power added efficiency. Emerging applications for wide bandgap materials and devices in the areas of transmitter and receiver components, mixed signal and digital circuits are also included.  Current research interests span up to the TeraHertz (THz) frequencies. The program is investigating electronic properties of wide bandgap, III-V and silicon-based semiconductors and novel devices; focusing on novel high power microwave and switching devices for broadband radar, electronic warfare, communications, and multifunctional systems applications and for power control applications.

Note: Proposers are encouraged to contact the program officer to discuss their research interest prior to the submission of formal proposals.

Program Contact Information

Name: Dr. Paul Maki

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 31

Division: Electronics Sensors and Network Research

Email: paul.maki@navy.mil

Office of Naval Research
875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1425
Arlington, VA 22203

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