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Low-Frequency, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Antennas…

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Department of Defense
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1997 / SBIR
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Millimeter Wave Technology,
1920 West Oak Circle, Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30062
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Low-Frequency, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Antennas Compatible with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The objective of this basic research is to design and develop a low-frequency, ultra-wide band (UWE) antenna. Such an antenna combined with a pulse-generating radar system would be capable of penetrating and detecting targets through foliage, ice, snow, and even earth. Development of appropriate radar systems is state-of-the-art except for the antenna, which requires a breakthrough in technology. MWT proposes researching breakthru technology including the spiral-mode microstrip (SMM) antenna, the sinuous and the log-periodic tooth antenna. A recently declassified low loss dielectric as well as artificial dielectrics offer potential for achieving low loss size reductions. Feasibility laboratory experiments are planned during the Phase I research. If the results are acceptable, we plan to fabricate and demonstrate such an antenna during Phase II. There are a large number of commercial applications for low-frequency, UWB radar. Utility companies need methods to non-intrusively locate underground wires and pipes. Construction companies need non-intrusive methods of inspecting roads, bridges, and railroad beds to locate internal faults. Such antennas would also find many uses in commercial TV and telecommunications applications.

Principal Investigator:

Dennis J. Kozakoff

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Millimeter Wave Technology,
1395 S. Marietta Pkwy, Bldg 800 Suite 104 Marietta, GA 30067

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No