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LOW COST CONFORMAL ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15076
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: LOW COST CONFORMAL ELECTRONICALLY SCANNED ANTENNA
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $406,873.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT IS TO DESIGN AN SCANNED ANTENNA SYSTEM WHICH MEETS SPECIFIC ELECTROMAGNETIC, WEIGHT AND POWER CONSUMPTION PERFORMANCE CRITERIA AND IS LOW COST. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WILL CONSIST OF THREE MAIN COMPONENTS, A PIN DIODE BEAM COMMUTATOR, A ROTMAN LENS BEAMFORMING NETWORK, AND A TRAVELLING-WAVE MICROSTRIP ARRAY ANTENNA. THE TWO DIMENSIONAL MICRO-STRIP ARRAY WILL CONSIST OF AN ARRAY OF IDENTICAL, VERTICALLY-ORIENTED TRAVELLING-WAVE ARRAYS. THE ROTMAN LENS WILL BE USED TO APPROPRIATELY PHASE THE INPUTS TO EACH TRAVELLING-WAVE ARRAY, THUS SCANNING THE BEAM IN AZIMUTH. THE PIN DIODE BEAM COMMUTATOR WILL EXCITE THE APPROPRIATE ROTMAN LENS INPUT PORT, THUS ELECTRONICALLY STEERING THE BEAM. THE MODULAR SYSTEM STRUCTURE GIVES RISE TO COST ADVANTAGES, BUT THE PRINCIPAL COST ADVANTAGE RESULTS FROM THE SIMPLICITY OF THE CONTROL CIRCUITRY NEEDED TO SCAN THE BEAM.

Principal Investigator:

Victor C Sanchez
Principal Investigator
3019825273

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atlantic Aerospace Electronics
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No