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MILLIMETER WAVE SEEKER APPLICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3892
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3892
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: 1986
Title: MILLIMETER WAVE SEEKER APPLICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,981.00
 

Abstract:

THE GUIDANCE OF SMALL MUNITIONS AND MISSILES USING SEEKER FRONT ENDS AT MILLIMETER WAVE LENGTHS HAS GAINES INCREASING DEVELOPMENT ATTENTION. MILLIMETER SEEKERS HAVE ADVANTAGES IN TERMS OF GROUND CLUTTER REJECTION AND OTHER BATTLE FIELD CONDITIONS (SMOKE AND DUST). THE MAJOR PROBLEM PLAGUEING THESE SYSTEMS TO DATE HAS BEEN THE HIGH COST DRIVEN BY THE INABILITY TO INTEGRATE AND MASS PRODUCE. MICROSTRIP CIRCUITRY ON SOFT BOARD SUBSTRATE HAS RELIEVED THE PROBLEM TO SOME EXTENT, BUT ONLY BELOW 40GHZ. THE SCALING OF CIRCUITS ABOVE 40GHZ HAS POSED PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF THE SOFT BOARD MATERIAL USED. Z-CUT QUARTZ CRYSTAL MICROSTRIP TECHNOLOGY, AT PRESENT OFFERS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE COMPONENTS UP TO 110GHZ. FOR MOST INTEGRATED SEEKER APPLICATIONS COMPONENTS ARE AVAILABLE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SUITABLE ATENNAS, PARTICULARLY AN ELECTRONICALLY STEERED ANTENNA WITH APPLICATION FOR USE OVER THE 40 TO 110GHZ MILLIMETER BAND.

Principal Investigator:

Peter 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