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Design of High-Speed, High-Endurance Mine Warfare Craft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
45107
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N982-1293
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
1850 Frankfurst Avenue Baltimore, MD 21226-1024
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: Design of High-Speed, High-Endurance Mine Warfare Craft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N982-1293
Award Amount: $69,974.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available APTI proposes use of its Photonically Controlled Dynamically Re-configurable Circuits technology, developed under IR&D funding, to develop re-configurable, broadband, phased array antennas for receive/transmit applications in the Buoyant Cable Antenna (BCA) system. The technology is based on use of semiconductor wafers whose local conductivity is dynamically controlled by laser diode arrays. The photo-injected plasma alters the conductivity of the illuminated wafer; by controlling the individual elements of the illuminating array, the desired conducting regions can be drawn on the wafer. APTI has conducted theoretical studies as well as proof-of-principle experiments of these photo-conducting antennas. The overall objective is the development of re-configurable phased arrays in the UHF-EHF range, suitable for operation as BCA's. The Phase I objective is to perform design trade off studies of the array configurations, wafer materials and laser requirements that optimize the novel re-configurable array concepts. Broadband vs. narrow-band designs, size and performance characteristics will be analyzed for implementation in the Phase II laboratory tests.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Rice
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

MARITIME APPLIED PHYSICS CORP.
9010 Maier Road Laurel, MD 20723

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Number of Employees: N/A
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Minority-Owned: No
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