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Slot Coupled Patch Array Antenna Technology

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90593
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085142
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nokomis, Inc.
310 5th Street Charleroi, PA 15022-1507
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Slot Coupled Patch Array Antenna Technology
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CC93P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed project is an antenna array whose beam is controlled digitally. The Phase 1 effort will assess the method needed to achieve the gain, bandwidth, and pattern (3 dB beam-width and scan field of view). This is based on the level of curvature and interference/geometry of the vehicle on which it is to be mounted. Phase 1 focuses on the fabrication and testing of one element and a sub-array of four elements on a similar surface such as a metallic or dielectric with some degree of curvature. Phase 1 also uses the LMS algorithm to adaptively perform beam shifting and correction for phase shift. Phase 2 will increase the number of elements in the array and allow for scanning in both planes. Also, Phase 2 will consider more complicated geometry as required to deliver a functioning antenna array mounted to the space vehicle.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas R. D'Arista
Principal Investigator
7244833946
tdarista@nokomisinc.com

Business Contact:

Eli Polovina
Director of Infrastructure
7244833946
epolovina@nokomisinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nokomis, Inc.
310 5th Street Charleroi, PA 15022

EIN/Tax ID: 030487685
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No