November 2005 - MTECH has shipped ultra-low-noise MRI preamplifiers to a prominent medical school. The preamps, fabricated at MTECH, exhibit noise figures of around 0.2 dB and gains of more than 20 dB. The devices are optimized for 123 MHz, and are now offered by MTECH's distributor, CryoCircuits.
DARPA/Navy Phase I Completed
October 2005 - MTECH and the University at Albany's Albany NanoTech (ANT) have officially completed the first phase of a DARPA- and Navy-funded project involving the development of cryogenic power components for Naval systems. The project is an outgrowth of MTECH's and ANT's collaboration in MTECH's Phase II MDA SBIR project, completed in October 2004. ANT is fabricating multi-chip modules based on MTECH's designs. MTECH is utilizing these multi-chip modules in their high-power cryogenic inverters. Work on the second phase of the project has already begun.
Army STTR Phase I Completed
September 2005 - MTECH has successfully completed Phase I of a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project, funded by the U.S. Army. The project involved the development of cryogenic motor controller hardware. MTECH collaborated with Oak Ridge National Labs in this work.
ONR SBIR Phase I Completed
June 2005 - MTECH has successfully completed Phase I of an ONR/NRL-funded SBIR program to develop cryogenic power inverters for specific Naval applications. MTECH is currently awaiting Phase II funding for this project.
CryoCircuits Delivers Cryogenic Power Switches
MTECH teamed with CryoCircuits to deliver cryogenic power switches to a major aerospace contractor. The switches are intended for a DARPA-funded project, which serves as a continuation of work funded by NASA and by the U.S. Navy.