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LOW-COST DUAL-POLARIZED MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA DESIGNS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6133
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6133
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: LOW-COST DUAL-POLARIZED MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA DESIGNS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,906.00
 

Abstract:

MONOPULSE ANTENNAS ARE COMPLEX AND EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO FREQUENCY, TEMPERATURE AND ENVIRONMENT AT MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES AND EVEN MORE SO AT MILLIMETER WAVES. ADDING A DUAL-POLARIZATION REQUIREMENT GREATLY INCREASES THE COMPLEXITY OF THE WHOLE MONOPULSE ASSEMBLY SINCE THE MONOPULSE COMBINING NETWORK MUST THEN HAVE SIX PORTS (SIGMA[V], DELTA E[V], DELTA H[V], SIGMA[H], DELTA E[H], DELTA H[H]) AS COMPARED TO THE SINGLE POLARIZED CIRCUIT WHICH HAS ONLY THREE PORTS. THE COMPLEXITY OF THE MONOPULSE CIRCUIT IS CONSIDERABLY REDUCED WHEN THE DUAL-POLARIZATION FORMING NETWORK IS REMOVED FROM THE COMPARATOR COMBINING NETWORK. MILLITECH PROPOSES TO SEPARATE THE POLARIZATION FORM-ING NETWORK USING GAUSSIAN OPTICS TECHNIQUES. MILLITECH ALSO PROPOSESTO INVESTIGATE PLANAR FEED DEVICES TO REDUCE THE OVERALL SIZE AND COMPLEXITY OF THE MONOPULSE CIRCUITRY AND THUS ALLOW DUAL POLARIZED MONOPULSE ANTENNAS TO BE EASILY PRODUCED AT LOW COST.

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