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INSULAR GUIDE INTEGRATED PULSE TRANSCEIVER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2079
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2079
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: INSULAR GUIDE INTEGRATED PULSE TRANSCEIVER FOR MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NON-NUCLEAR MUNITIONS AND ARMAMENTS IS ENHANCED IF TERMINAL GUIDANCE IS PROVIDED. ILLUMINATION OF THE TARGET FROM A SELF-CONTAINED TRANSMITTER PROVIDES THE GREATEST MISSION FLEXIBILITY. THE USE OF MILLIMETER WAVELENGTH TERMINAL GUIDANCE TARGET SEEKERS IS NOW UNDER FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION BECAUSE OF SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE RELATIVE TO OPTICAL WAVELENGTH SYSTEMS IN ADVERSE BATTLEFIELD ENVIRONMENTS. MILLIMETER SEEKERS USING CONVENTIONAL WAVEGUIDE TECHNIQUES WOULD BE TOO BULKY AND COSTLY FOR USE IN SMALLER DIAMETER MUNITIONS. A SOLUTION TO THE NEED FOR LOW COST, RELIABLE AND COMPACT TRANSCEIVERS IS PROPOSED. A PLANAR MILLIMETER INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TRANSCEIVER BASED ON DIELECTRIC INSULAR GUIDE IS DESCRIBED. TOTAL PROGRAM WORK WILL LEAD TO THE COMPLETE TRANSCEIVER DEMONSTRATION. PHASE I WORK WILL FOCUS ON SHOWING THE FEASIBILITY OF AN INSULAR PULSED IMPATT DIODE AMPLIFIER STAGE FOR THE TRANSMITTER. THEORETICAL MODELING OF THE AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT WILL PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR FABRICATION, TESTING AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE INSULAR IMPATT AMPLIFIER. THE COMPLETE MULTI-STAGE TRANSMITTER, TO BE REALIZED DURING A SUBSEQUENT PHASE II RESEARCH PROGRAM, WOULD DEMONSTRATE STATE-OF-THE-ART PERFORMANCE USING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE DIODE. DESIGN EMPHASIS WILL BE ON SIMPLICITY OF CONFIGURATION, EASE OF TEST AND EQUIPMENT, REPRODUCIBILITY AND LOW COST IN MANUFACTURING.

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