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MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6918
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6918
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: 1988
Title: MILLIMETER WAVE ANTENNA
Agency: DOC
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

MILLITECH PROPOSES TO DESIGN A COMPACT OFFSET CASSEGRAIN ANTENNA SYSTEM TO BE USED AT A WAVELENGTH OF 8 MM FOR CLOUD RESEARCH. THE SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED TO GIVE THE LOWSIDELOBE LEVELS CHARACTERISTIC OF AN OFFSET REFLECTOR WHILE GIVING POLARIZATION ISOLATION BETTER THAN 20 DB. THE TRADE-OFF BETWEEN HIGH POLARIZATION ISOLATION AND COMPACT SIZE WILL BE RESOLVED BY USING A GAUSSIAN OPTICS LENS ANTENNA (GOLA) AT THE PRIMARY FEED. THE LENS OF THE GOLA REFOCUSES THE BEAM BETWEEN THE SUBREFLECTOR AND TWO ORTHOGONALLY POLARIZED SCALAR FEEDHORNS, THUS ALLOWING A MORE COMPACT SYSTEM. THE TWO ORTHOGONAL POLARIZATIONS ARE SEPARATED BY A WIRE GRID POLARIZER HAVING VERY HIGH (< 25 DB) POLARIZATION ISOLATION AND DIRECTED TO THE APPROPRIATE FEED. THE SYSTEM WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH A NIKEELEVATION/AZIMUTH MOUNT. THE PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS A DETAILED DESIGN OF SUCH AN ANTENNA SYSTEM, INCLUDING ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION COST ESTIMATES. THE FIRST TASK OF THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE A DETAILED DETERMINATION OF THE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE ANTENNA DETERMINED VIA ASERIES OF MEETINGS WITH THE END USERS.

Principal Investigator:

Ellen L Moore
Engineer

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Millitech Corp.
Po Box 109 S Deerfield, MA 01373

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