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Advances in ESA Design and Synthesis using Full-wave, Direct-solve Techniques

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Nanosonic, Inc.
VA Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advances in ESA Design and Synthesis using Full-wave, Direct-solve Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-07-C-0041
Award Amount: $750,000.00


The code developed in this Phase II SBIR program would remove computational barriers to the application of full-wave computational electromagnetics to the design and analysis of large antenna arrays mounted on arbitrary platforms. Starting with a state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics (CEM) code, the NanoSonic team will continue to implement a disruptive direct-solve CEM method, LOGOS, in order to create a design and analysis code with full-wave capabilities essential to the efficient, design of electronically steered arrays integrated into an arbitrary platform. Thus far with only a portion of the solution advantages provided by LOGOS, we have demonstrated greater stability and speed (1000X) compared with a current state-of-the-art code. NanoSonic will work with the USAF and defense prime contractor(s) to continue to implement this framework for full-wave antenna analysis and design. The completion of the Phase II effort will produce a prototype code whose use will significantly reduce the design cycle and move designs into deployment in a much timelier manner with greater functionality and less expensive price-tag. In this Phase II, the NanoSonic team will produce a CEM library module with capabilities for design and analysis that are not available in any of the most advanced CEM codes.

Principal Investigator:

Bradley Davis
VP of Engineering

Business Contact:

Lisa B. Lawson
Contracts Administrator
Small Business Information at Submission:

P.O. Box 618 Christiansburg, VA 24068

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No