Accession Number:

ADA446285

Title:

A Model to Predict Temperature Acceleration of Dielectric-Charging Effects in RF MEMS Capacitive Switches (Preprint)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper preprint

Corporate Author:

LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA

Report Date:

2005-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Temperature acceleration of dielectric-charging effects in state-of-the-art RF MEMS capacitive switches was characterized and modeled. From the measured charging and discharging transient currents across the switching dielectric, densities and time constants of traps in the dielectric were extracted under different temperatures. It was found that, while charging and discharging time constants are relatively independent of temperature, steady-state charge densities increase with temperature. A charging model was constructed to predict the amount of charge injected into the dielectric and the corresponding shift in actuation voltage under different temperatures. Good agreement was obtained between the model prediction and experimental data.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE