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MONOPULSE OPTICS FOR RADAR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
6130
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6130
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Millitech Corp.
South Deerfield Research Park South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: MONOPULSE OPTICS FOR RADAR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,927.00
 

Abstract:

GAUSSIAN BEAM WEAVEGUIDE (GBW) IS A NATURAL TRANSMISSION MEDIUM FOR MULTI-SPATIAL, MULTI-POLARIZATION SYSTEMS AT MILLIMETER WAVELENGTHS. IN PHASE I OF THIS EFFORT WE WILL STUDY THE IMAGING PROPERTIES OF GBW WITH APPLICATION TO SYSTEMS REQUIRING MONOPULSE BEAM FORMATION FOR TRACKING INFORMATION. WE WILL INVESTIGATE THE DEGREE TO WHICH MINIATURIZATION OF BEAM WAVEGUIDE TECHNIQUES CAN BE PUSHED WHILE RETAINING LOW LOSS AND HIGH POLARIZATION ISOLATION. WE WILL STUDY PROMISING TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING MONOPULSE BEAMS WHICH COULD BE USED TO ILLUMINATE A MILLIMETER APERTURE ANTENNA. BASED ON THE OUTCOME OF THE INITIAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION OF A SELECTED MONOPULSE PROCESSOR IN TERMS OF COMPACTNESS, BEAM OVERLAP, AND SYSTEM CONFIGURATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT. THIS EFFORT WILL BE PRIMARILY BASED ON NUMERICAL DIFFRACTION CALCULATIONS COUPLED WITH GAUSSIAN MODE ANALYSIS AND SUPPLEMENTED BY RAY TRACING WHERE APPROPRIATE. EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH BEAM WAVEGUIDE SYSTEM HAS SUGGESTED THE CONFIGURATION OF SEVERAL OPTICAL MONOPULSE PROCESSORS WHICH WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF DETAILED ANALYSIS DURING THIS PROGRAM. THE PHASE SHIFTPROPERTIES OF CRITICAL QUASIOPTICAL COMPONENTS ARE DIRECT RESULTS OF BASIC EM THEORY, WHICH IS ONE CRUCIAL ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROPAGATION MEDIUM. THUS, THIS ASPECT OF SYSTEM PERFORMANCE CAN BE PREDICTED WITH CONFIDENCE AND NEEDN'T BE ADDRESSED IN PHASE I.

Principal Investigator:

Dr paul f goldsmith
4136658551

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Millitech Corp
Po Box 109 - S Deerfield Resea South Deerfield, MA 01373

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