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Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09T010
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ASR Corporation
5901-J Wyoming Blvd NE #317 Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-10-P-0046
Award Amount: $91,917.00


High power microwave (HPM) sources have been developed over the past few decades for many important DoD missions ranging from electronic warfare to intentional EMI to impulse radar. In this proposal, we describe an integrated program that seeks to develop innovative solutions based on mesoband source and antenna technology to improve the effectiveness of HPM-based BMD systems. Our research will be focused both on the sources that generate the HPM energy and the antennas that deliver it. The primary current limitation on the antenna front is the development of efficient radiators that can fit into the compact spaces available on BMD systems. To address these issues, we propose metamaterial-enhanced and metamaterial-inspired compact antenna designs that take advantage of recent advances in low power electrically small antennas for communications applications.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Abdalla

Business Contact:

Michael C. Skipper
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASR Corporation
7817 Bursera, NW Albuquerque, NM 87120

EIN/Tax ID: 850397398
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Arizona
Optical Sciences Meinel Bldg.
1630 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Scott Tyo
Contact Phone: 5206268183