Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS (Details)

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ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS (Details) (USD $)
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Organization and description of business                        
Payment of placement agent commission     $ 1,154,235us-gaap_PaymentsOfDebtIssuanceCosts                  
Share price (in dollars per share)   $ 5.54us-gaap_SharePrice $ 5.54us-gaap_SharePrice   $ 6.00us-gaap_SharePrice              
Net proceeds received, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses       18,630,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceInitialPublicOffering                
Cash paid for accrued interest     6,442us-gaap_InterestPaid 413,754us-gaap_InterestPaid                
Revenue 0us-gaap_SalesRevenueNet 0us-gaap_SalesRevenueNet   0us-gaap_SalesRevenueNet                
Accumulated losses incurred     8,616,068us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss 9,731,210us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss                
Accumulated deficit   11,465,965us-gaap_DevelopmentStageEnterpriseDeficitAccumulatedDuringDevelopmentStage 11,465,965us-gaap_DevelopmentStageEnterpriseDeficitAccumulatedDuringDevelopmentStage 21,197,175us-gaap_DevelopmentStageEnterpriseDeficitAccumulatedDuringDevelopmentStage                
Cash and cash equivalents   3,338,979us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 3,338,979us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 5,802,593us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue     52,362us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue          
Existing cash balances and investments                   13,800,000us-gaap_CashCashEquivalentsAndShortTermInvestments    
Short-term investments       8,000,000us-gaap_ShortTermInvestments                
Financing Warrant                        
Organization and description of business                        
Exercise price (in dollars per unit/share)       $ 3.35us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightExercisePriceOfWarrantsOrRights1
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Mandatory Conversion-Qualifying IPO                        
Organization and description of business                        
Common stock issued in initial public offering, or IPO (in shares)         3,105,000us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesNewIssues
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Share price (in dollars per share)         $ 6.00us-gaap_SharePrice
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Net proceeds received, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses         16,200,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceInitialPublicOffering
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Subordinated Convertible Note                        
Organization and description of business                        
Conversion of Convertible Notes into shares of common stock (in shares)         700,000us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesConversionOfConvertibleSecurities
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Accrued interest         0us-gaap_InterestPayableCurrentAndNoncurrent
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Lockup period for shares issued on conversion Convertible Notes         12 months              
Subordinated Convertible Note | STI                        
Organization and description of business                        
Debt issued           2,400,000us-gaap_DebtInstrumentFaceAmount
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Senior convertible notes                        
Organization and description of business                        
Debt issued           7,000,000us-gaap_DebtInstrumentFaceAmount
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Number of shares of common stock into which debt will be automatically converted           2,087,667us-gaap_DebtInstrumentConvertibleNumberOfEquityInstruments
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Interest rate (as a percent)           6.00%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateStatedPercentage
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Payment of placement agent commission           700,000us-gaap_PaymentsOfDebtIssuanceCosts
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Warrants to purchase shares of common stock (in shares)           208,763us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightNumberOfSecuritiesCalledByWarrantsOrRights
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Common stock issued in initial public offering, or IPO (in shares)           222,222us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesNewIssues
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Share price (in dollars per share)           $ 0.01us-gaap_SharePrice
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Exercise price (in dollars per unit/share)           $ 3.35us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightExercisePriceOfWarrantsOrRights1
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Conversion of Convertible Notes into shares of common stock (in shares)         2,087,667us-gaap_StockIssuedDuringPeriodSharesConversionOfConvertibleSecurities
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Cash paid for accrued interest         403,667us-gaap_InterestPaid
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Lockup period for shares issued on conversion Convertible Notes         180 days              
Resonant LLC                        
Organization and description of business                        
Accumulated losses incurred             784,731us-gaap_NetIncomeLoss
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Cash and cash equivalents             52,362us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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      89,044us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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MDB                        
Organization and description of business                        
Payment of placement agent commission           700,000us-gaap_PaymentsOfDebtIssuanceCosts
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MDB | Financing Warrant                        
Organization and description of business                        
Warrant term           7 years            
Warrant exercisable duration from the date of the underwriting agreement         180 days              
MDB | Consulting warrant                        
Organization and description of business                        
Warrants to purchase shares of common stock (in shares)         310,500us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightNumberOfSecuritiesCalledByWarrantsOrRights
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/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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222,222us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightNumberOfSecuritiesCalledByWarrantsOrRights
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Share price (in dollars per share)           $ 3.23us-gaap_SharePrice
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Warrant term         5 years 7 years            
Exercise price (in dollars per unit/share)         $ 7.50us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightExercisePriceOfWarrantsOrRights1
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$ 0.01us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightExercisePriceOfWarrantsOrRights1
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Founders                        
Organization and description of business                        
Initial contributions               200,000us-gaap_PartnersCapitalAccountContributions
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Founders | Bridge loan warrants                        
Organization and description of business                        
Debt issued                       200,000us-gaap_DebtInstrumentFaceAmount
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Founders | Resonant LLC                        
Organization and description of business                        
Initial contributions                 $ 200,000us-gaap_PartnersCapitalAccountContributions
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Founders | Class B units | Resonant LLC                        
Organization and description of business                        
Warrants to purchase shares of common stock (in shares)           124,998us-gaap_ClassOfWarrantOrRightNumberOfSecuritiesCalledByWarrantsOrRights
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