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FEROELECTRIC SCANNED ARRAY (FESA)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
40673
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40673
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: FEROELECTRIC SCANNED ARRAY (FESA)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,974.00
 

Abstract:

A novel beamforming network is proposed to electronically scan two independent beams in a conformal phase array. The beamformer utilizes ferroelectric materials in the RF distribution network to control the amplitudes and phases of the array element excitations. One beamformer board is required for each beam and four low power DC voltages per beamformer are needed to achieve total hemispherical scan coverage. This approach is potentially much lower cost and lighter weight than more conventional approaches utilizing discrete phase shifter components or A/D converters. It also offers true time delay beamforming at much less complexity than lens feed or photonics-based approaches.

Principal Investigator:

James Lilly
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Atlantic Aerospace
6404 IVY LANE SUTIE 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770

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