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A Computer Aided Design Tool for Active Radio Frequency Antenna Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52737
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0560
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EMAG Technologies, Inc.
775 Technology Dr. Suite 300 Ann Arbor, MI 48108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Computer Aided Design Tool for Active Radio Frequency Antenna Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAD19-02-C-0007
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this Small Business Innovation Research project is to develop a visual CAD software tool for the design of large-scale active radio frequency antenna arrays. A circuit-based global modeling strategy is proposed that can integrate theanalyses of spatially distributed electromagnetic structures, linear passive networks and nonlinear active circuits within a unified framework that can even incorporate thermal analysis in a self-consistent manner. The proposed strategy can be utilized inboth frequency and time domains. The Phase I study so far has demonstrated the feasibility of interfacing full-wave frequency domain electromagnetic simulators with a general-purpose linear/nonlinear circuit simulator that uses a harmonic balancetechnique. In the proposed Phase II, the full-wave simulation engines will be fully integrated with the nonlinear circuit simulator within a unified design environment. A time domain capability will also be added to address certain classes of nonlinearstructures and their transient analysis. The developed software will be validated extensively using a number of test structures including active antenna arrays and nonlinear microwave circuits. The object-oriented architecture of emPiCASSO, our commercialantenna CAD tool, will be used as the foundation of the proposed software.

Principal Investigator:

Kazem Sabet
President
7347476646
ksabet@emagtechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Kazem Sabet
President
7347476646
ksabet@emagtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EMAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3055 Plymouth Road, Suite 205 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 383209186
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No