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Plasma Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
40585
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40585
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.
3702 Pender Drive Suite 170 Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Plasma Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The development of stealthy, dynamically reconfigurable antennas that can detect radar signals between 1-40 GHz using plasmas is proposed. The proposed antennas size is small enough to fit in a periscope barrel, with diameter 7 inches and height 3 inches. The reconfigurable antenna is based on capillary plasma discharges. Such discharges require very little energy, and create, highly conducting plasmas with the shape of capillary. Various antenna configurations can be created by synthesizing capillaries, which can receive as well as transmit signals. During the first phase of the proposal trade off studies will be performed to select the optimum design of a plasma antenna configuration, and test a simple dipole configuration of the capillary plasma antenna.

Principal Investigator:

Suman Ganguly
7033857717

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Center For Remote Sensing,
11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 710 Fairfax, VA 22030

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