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Radant MEMS Publications

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Lifetime Characteristics of Ohmic MEMS Switches
J.Maciel, S. Majumder, R.Morrison, J. Lampen, and R.Morrison (pdf)

A Packaged, High-Lifetime Ohmic MEMS RF Switch
S. Majumder, J. Lampen, R.Morrison and J. Maciel. (pdf)

An Electrostatically Actuated Broadband MEMS Switch
S. Majumder, J. Lampen, R.Morrison and J. Maciel. (pdf)

Thermal Characteristics of Microswitch Contacts
Xiaomin Yan, N. E. McGruer, G. G. Adams, S. Majumder (pdf)

A Dynamic Model, Including Contact Bounce, of an Electrostatically Actuated Microswitch
B. McCarthy, G.G. Adams, N.E. McGruer, and D. Potter (pdf)

Study of Contacts in an Electrostatically Actuated Microswitch
S. Majumder, N.E. McGruer, George G. Adams, A.P. Zavracky, P.M. Zavracky, Richard H. Morrison and Jacqueline Krim (pdf)

Other publications authored by the Radant MEMS team:

MEMS Switches
S. Majumder, J. Lampen, R. Morrison and J. Maciel; IEEE
Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, pp. 12-15, March 2003

A Dynamic Model, Including Contact Bounce, of an Electrostatically Actuated Microswitch
B. McCarthy, G.G. Adams, N.E. McGruer, and D. Potter, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002, pp. 276-283.

An Electrostatically Actuated Broadband MEMS Switch
S. Majumder, J. Lampen, R.Morrison and J. Maciel, Proceedings of Sensors Expo 2002 Sept. 23-26, 2002 Boston

Study of Contacts in an Electrostatically Actuated Microswitch
S. Majumder, N.E. McGruer, George G. Adams, A.P. Zavracky, P.M. Zavracky, Richard H. Morrison and Jacqueline Krim, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 93 (1) (2001) pp. 19-26, 2001

Thermal Characteristics of Microswitch Contacts
Xiaomin Yan, N. E. McGruer, G. G. Adams, S. Majumder, Proceedings of the National Association of Relay Manufacturer’s (NARM) 49th Annual International Relay Conference, April 23-25, 2001

Microswitches and Microrelays with a View Toward Microwave Applications
P.M. Zavracky, N.E. McGruer, R.H. Morrison and D. Potter, Int. J. RF Microwave: CAE’ Vol. 9, NO. 4, pp 338-347 1999

RF and Current Handling Performance of Electrostatically Actuated Microswitches
N.E. McGruer, P.M. Zavracky, R. Morrison, S. Majumder, D. Potter and M. Schirmer, Proceedings of Sensors Expo, Cleveland OH, Fall 1999

Adhesion Properties of Gold-on-Gold Microswitch Contacts
S. Majumder, N.E. McGruer, G.G. Adams, P.M. Zavracky, R.H. Morrison, and J. Krim, American Vacuum Society, 46th Annual Symposium Abstracts, p. 141, 1999.

Contact Resistance Modeling and Measurements of an Electrostatically Actuated Micromechanical Switch
S. Majumder, N.E. McGruer, P.M. Zavracky, G.G> Adams, R.H. Morrison, and J. Krim, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, DSC-Vol. 66, Micromechanical Systems pp. 341-346, Nov. 1998

Contact Resistance Measurements and Modeling of an Electrostatically Actuated Micromechanical Switch
Majumder, S., McGruer, N.E., Zavracky, P.M., Adams, G.G., Morrison, R.H., and Krim, J., in Tribology Issues and Opportunities in MEMS, Proceedings of the NSF/AFOSR/ASME Workshop on Tribology Issues and Opportunities in MEMS held in Columbus, Ohio, USA, 9–11 November 1997, ed. by Bharat Bhushan, Kluwer Academic Press, 1998, pp. 471-478.

Electrostatically Actuated Microswitches; Scaling Properties
N.E. McGruer, P.M. Zavracky, S. Majumder and R. Morrison, Technical Digest, Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, Hilton Head Island, June 8-11, pp. 132-135, 1998

Design, Characterization and Application of Surface Micromachined Electrostatically Actuated Microswitches
M. L. Schirmer, P. M. Zavracky, N.E. McGruer, S Majumder, R. H. Morrison, D. Potter, G. G. Adams, and J Krim Proceedings of the 46th Annual International Relay Conference, pp. 16-1 to 16-9, Chicago IL, April 20-22, 1998

Measurement and Modeling of Surface Micromachined, Electrostatically Actuated Microswitches
Sumit Majumder, N.E. McGruer, Paul M. Zavracky, George G. Adams, Richard H. Morrison, Jacqueline Krim, Transducers' 97, 1997 International Conference on Solid State Sensors and Actuators, Digest of Technical Papers, Vol. 2 pp. 1145-1148, Chicago IL, June 16-19, 1997

Microswitches for Microwave and Other Applications
Paul M. Zavracky, Nicol E. McGruer, Richard H. Morrison, Gregory Jenkins and Keith Warner, Sensors The Journal of Applied Sensing Technology, Vol. 15, No. 4, April 1998, pp.41-44.

Microswitches for Microwave and Other Applications
Paul M. Zavracky, Nicol E. McGruer, Richard H. Morrison, Gregory Jenkins and Keith Warner, Proceedings of Sensors Expo, Detroit, MI October 21-23, pp. 293-298, 1997

Micromechanical Switches Fabricated Using Nickel Surface Micromachining
P.M. Zavracky, S. Majumder, and N.E. McGruer, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 6, p. 3 (1997).

Micromechanical Switches and Relays
P.M. Zavracky, Nicol E. McGruer, Rick Morrison, Sumit Majumder, Xiang Wang, and Weilin Hu, IMAPS New England 24th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, Andover, MA May 8, 1997

Microswitches and Microrelays
N.E. McGruer, P.M. Zavracky, R. Morrison and S. Majumder, Proceedings of Sensors Expo, Boston, MA, May 13-15, pp. 215-218, 1997.

Electrostatically Actuated Micromechanical Switches
S. Majumder, N.E. McGruer, P.M. Zavracky, Journal of Vauum. Science and Technology A, Vol. 15, p. 1246, 1997.

Contact Resistance Performance of Electrostatically Actuated Microswitches
S. Majumder, N.E. McGruer, P.M. Zavracky, G.G. Adams, R.H. Morrison and J. Krim, American Vacuum Society, 44th National Symposium, Abstracts, p. 161, 1997

Electrically Actuated Micromechanical Switches With Hysteresis
Paul M. Zavracky and Richard H. Morrison Jr., Proceedings of the 1984 IEEE Solid State Sensor Conference.

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