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Miniature Tunable Microwave Oscillators


Miniature Tunable Microwave Oscillators Based on Acoustic and Spin-Wave Frequency Selective Elements

Tech Area / Field

  • PHY-RAW/Radiofrequency Waves/Physics
  • INF-ELE/Microelectronics and Optoelectronics/Information and Communications

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Senior Project Manager
Komarkov D A

Leading Institute
St Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia, St Petersburg

Supporting institutes

  • NPO ISTOK, Russia, Moscow reg., Fryazino\nMoscow State Institute of Radioengineering, Electronics and Automation, Russia, Moscow


  • Ecole Centrale de Lille, France, Villeneuve d' Ascq\nUniversitat Kaiserslautern / Fachberaich Physik, Germany, Kaiserlautern

Project summary

The purpose of the project is the research and development of new generation of miniature solid-state electronically tunable microwave oscillators and synthesizers for civil applications in the 1-5 GHz frequency band. The recent achievements of modern semiconductor electronics, together with the pioneering investigations of microwave frequency selective components, will be utilized in the project.

The participants of the project, research teams from “ISTOK”, SPETU, and MIREA are planning to carry out joint research and developments in the following main directions:

At the first stage, new types of frequency selective components designed for use in microwave oscillators will be developed and investigated. These components will be based on acoustic wave and spin wave linear and nonlinear phenomena in magnetic materials.

At the second stage, these components will be used to create pulsed and continuos wave microwave oscillators. New principles for oscillator design will be elaborated and used in these devices. Different operation regimes and characteristics of the oscillators will be investigated.

At the final stage, experimental prototypes of miniature solid-state electronically tunable microwave oscillators and frequency synthesizers will be fabricated and tested.

The performance of the above project will provide new scientific information related to the various areas of solid state microwave electronics.

The practical significance of the project is: a) the development of new types of microwave frequency selective components; b) elaboration of new principles for microwave oscillator design, and c) fabrication of prototype microwave oscillators and synthesizers for industrial applications.

The technological developments and fabricated prototypes will then provide the basis for commercial device production. The mass production of the developed devices may be realized at the Research and Production Corporation “ISTOK”. These microwave oscillators and synthesizers may be widely used in the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), Global Positioning System (GPS), and in the Collision Avoidance Radar Systems (CARS) for cars, airplanes, and ships.


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