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MILLIMETER WAVE ELECTRONIC BEAM SCANNING USING QUASIOPTICAL TECHNIQUES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9938
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9938
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: 1989
Title: MILLIMETER WAVE ELECTRONIC BEAM SCANNING USING QUASIOPTICAL TECHNIQUES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,990.00
 

Abstract:

A NOVEL APPROACH FOR ACHIEVING BEAM-STEERING OF A 60 GHZ COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IS DESCRIBED. THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE ELIMINATES SOME OF THE SERIOUS DRAWBACKS OF THE CURRENT PHASED ARRAY CONCEPTS USING FERRITE OR SOLID-STATE PHASE SHIFTERS. THE SCHEME HAS A POTENTIAL FOR MONOLITHIC IMPLEMENTATION. THE PROPOSED SCANNING TECHNOLOGY USES GAUSSIAN OPTICS ELEMENT THAT IS CAPABLE OF SCANNING VARIOUS APERTURE SIZES IN ONE DIMENSION. TWO SUCH ELEMENTS CAN BE USED FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL SCANNING. THE PROPOSED SCANNING TECHNIQUE OFFERS FAST SCANS LIMITED ONLY BY SEMICONDUCTOR DRIVER/LOGIC SPEEDS, CAPABLE OF HANDLING LARGE POWER, SUITABLE FOR LOW-NOISE APPLICATIONS. A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR BEAM STEERING CAN BE OBTAINED IN COMPARISON TO THE "TRADITIONAL" PHASE ARRAY APPROACHES.

Principal Investigator:

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