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Dual-Frequency, Dual-Polarization Flat-Parabolic-Surface Antennae

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22597
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22597
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MALIBU RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3760-A Calle Tecate Camarillo, CA 93012
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Dual-Frequency, Dual-Polarization Flat-Parabolic-Surface Antennae
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $590,592.00
 

Abstract:

Malibu Research has devised a totally new concept for microwave/millimeter antenna beam scanning based on our FLAPS phased-surface technology, which we believe will have major commercialization application to replacement of conventional, pedestal-scanned, parabolic reflectors. By this concept the antenna feed is fixed and only the (non-parabolic) reflector is moved to produce beam scan. This cannot be done with a conventional reflector. The fixed feed eliminates all rotary joints. This and a 2:1 scan magnification greatly simplifies the system, costs, reduces drive system weight and cost, and increases reliability. This technique is particularly applicable to the high gain, many- beamwidth scan requirements of the JSC communications topic requirements. The technique is particularly applicable to millimeter-wave beam scanning and can be configured to produce multiple scanning beams. The proposed SBIR Phase 1 effort will lead to a proof-of-principle demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry E. Pollon
8188805494

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Malibu Research Associates
26670 Agoura Road Calabasas, CA 91302

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