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Title: Microsystems-based method and apparatus for passive detection and processing of radio-frequency signals

Abstract

A radio frequency (RF) receiver comprises a passive impedance transforming voltage amplifier and a resonant, latching micromechanical switch having a deflectable bridge, an RF actuation electrode receivingly connected to the amplifier, and a DC bias electrode positioned to latch the switch in a closed position by electrostatic attraction when energized by a suitable voltage. The bridge is configured with a mechanical mode of vibration that periodically urges the switch toward the closed position.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1495210
Patent Number(s):
10,141,495
Application Number:
15/843,355
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 0017 Dec 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Nordquist, Christopher, Griffin, Benjamin, Dyck, Christopher, Eichenfield, Matt, Wojciechowski, Kenneth, Olsson, Roy H., Siddiqui, Aleem, and Henry, Michael David. Microsystems-based method and apparatus for passive detection and processing of radio-frequency signals. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Nordquist, Christopher, Griffin, Benjamin, Dyck, Christopher, Eichenfield, Matt, Wojciechowski, Kenneth, Olsson, Roy H., Siddiqui, Aleem, & Henry, Michael David. Microsystems-based method and apparatus for passive detection and processing of radio-frequency signals. United States.
Nordquist, Christopher, Griffin, Benjamin, Dyck, Christopher, Eichenfield, Matt, Wojciechowski, Kenneth, Olsson, Roy H., Siddiqui, Aleem, and Henry, Michael David. Tue . "Microsystems-based method and apparatus for passive detection and processing of radio-frequency signals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495210.
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