USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

HYGROSCOPIC EFFECTS ON REENTRY VEHICLE ANTENNA WINDOWS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8359
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8359
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atss Inc.
Po Box 5487 San Bernardino, CA 92412
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HYGROSCOPIC EFFECTS ON REENTRY VEHICLE ANTENNA WINDOWS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,988.00
 

Abstract:

ADVANCED-HIGH ACCURACY AIR FORCE REENTRY SYSTEMS CAN INVOLVE THE USE OF ELECTRICALLY STEERABLE ANTENNAS TO CONDUCT GUIDANCE, SURVEILLANCE AND ACQUISITION FUNCTIONS. TO ACHIEVE THE ACCURARY NECESSARY FOR THESE SYSTEM, LABORATORY TUNING AT SIMULATED OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS IS REQUIRED TO PREVENT ERRORS INDUCED BY FABRICATION TOLERANCES. ESSENTIALLY ALL WINDOW MATERIAL CANDIDATES FOR AIR FORCE SYSTEMS ARE HYGROSCOPIC TO VARYING DEGREES. VARIABILITY IN WATER CONTENT CAN CHANGE THE MATERIALS' DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES AND THUS DEGRADE LABORATORY TUNING AND ANTENNA PERFORMANCE. THE PROPOSED EFFORT IS TO ASSESS THE NEED TO CONTROL ANTENNA WINDOW HYGROSCOPIC BEHVIOR, AND IDENTIFY CANDIDATE METHODS TO REDUCE HYGROSCOPIC SENSITIVITY.

Principal Investigator:

Henry l moody
7148892562

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atss Inc
606 E Mill St - Ste 2044 San Bernardino, CA 92408

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