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ADAPTIVE NULLING BY ELECTRICAL SURFACE CONTROL OF A REFLECTOR ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4116
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COMPUTER SCIENCE INNOVATIONS, INC.
1235 Evans Road Melbourne, FL 32904
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ADAPTIVE NULLING BY ELECTRICAL SURFACE CONTROL OF A REFLECTOR ANTENNA
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO FORMING A NULL IN THE SECONDARY PATTERN OF A REFLECTOR ANTENNA IS DEVELOPED BY THIS PROJECT. AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLABLE REFLECTIVE SURFACE BEING DEVELOPED ON A NASA SBIR IS THE STARTING POINT FOR THE WORK. THIS PROJECT EXTENDS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SURFACE SO THAT IT IS USEFUL AS A NULL FORMER. THE RESULT IS CONSIDERABLY REDUCED COST OF NULL STEERING ANTENNAS. THE DEVICE FORMS PART OR ALL OF THE ANTENNA'S MAIN REFLECTOR OR ITS SUBREFLECTOR. THE REFLECTIVE PHASE (AND AMPLITUDE IF REQUIRED) OF EACH SMALL PORTION OF THE UNIQUE SURFACE IS CONTROLLABLE SO THAT THE TOTAL PATTERN REFLECTED OFF THE SURFACE IS CONTROLLABLE. IN THIS PROJECT, THE USE OF THIS DEVICE TO FORM ANTENNA NULLS IS EXPLORED. THE NECESSARY DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BASIC NASA SURFACE ARE DEVELOPED AND TOTAL ANTENNA PERFORMANCE USING THE DEVICE AS A NULL STEERER IS PREDICTED. PHASE 2 OF THIS PROJECT WILL VERIFY NULLING PERFORMANCE BY MEASUREMENTS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Computer Science Innovations
1280 Clearmont St Ne Palm Bay, FL 32905

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