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COMPARATOR FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE SEEKER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2252
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2252
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corporation
396 Fenton Lane, Suite 601 West Chicago, IL 60185-2687
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: COMPARATOR FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE SEEKER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,330.00
 

Abstract:

A NEED EXISTS FOR LOW COST, HIGHLY RELIABLE FRONT END HARDWARE FOR MILLIMETER WAVELENGTH MISSILE HOMING (TARGET SEEKER) SYSTEMS. DIEELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE PLANAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR THIS PURPOSE WERE FIRST PROPOSED IN THE EARLY 1970'S BY THE FOUNDERS OF EPSILON LAMBDA. THE MORE SOPHISTICATED MILLIMETER SEEKERS REQUIRE USE OF A MONOPULSE FRONT END CONFIGURATION. TWO YEARS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AT EPSILON LAMBDA ON A DIELECTRIC INSULAR WAVEGUIDE INTEGRATED MONOPULSED FRONT END. THE PROPOSED SBIR PHASE I PROGRAM WOULD UNDERTAKE TO DEMONSTRATE A FULLY INTEGRATED FEED/COMPARATOR ASSEMBLY USING A UNIQUE NEW APPROACH WHICH LENDS ITSELF TO EFFICIENT (AND EVENTUALLY) FULLY AUTOMATED MASS PRODUCTION. THE NEW APPROACH PERMITS FABRICATION AND PRETEST OF FIVE SUBASSEMBLIES SO THAT CRITICAL PHASE AND AMPLITUDE ALIGNMENT CAN BE ACHIEVED. THE SUBASSEMBLIES ARE SUBSEQUENTLY INSERTED INTO THE INTEGRADED FEED/COMPARATOR ASSEMBLY. A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II EFFORT WOULD ALLOW COMPLETION OF THE ENTIRE FRONT END DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION IN A FORM SUITABLE FOR HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING. THE ENTIRE FRONT END WOULD BE FORM-FACTORED FOR MISSILE AND PROJECTILE APPLICATION AND BE CAPABLE OF USE IN VERY HIGH G ENVIRONMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr peter p toulios
3122329611

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Epsilon Lambda Electronics
427 Stevens St Geneva, IL 60134

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