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Ultra-wideband (UWB) Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Radar Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86638
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-064-1523
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-TRACK CORPORATION
2223 Drake Avenue SW 1st Floor HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ultra-wideband (UWB) Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Radar Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-09-C-0024
Award Amount: $748,092.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, Q-Track assessed the feasibility of a variety of element and array designs for an Over-the-Horizon (OTH) radar array. Q-Track identified a capacitively coupled, connected curtain array as being most promising for the OTH radar application. This array can be implemented with relatively few towers so it will be simple and inexpensive to implement, yet the array concept appears to have the full flexibility needed to satisfy the Air Force's OTH radar requirements. In the proposed Phase II effort, Q-Track will obtain a full understanding of the design space and design trade-offs involved in meeting specific performance requirements for this wideband, high-performance array configuration. Q-Track will rely on a combination of numerical modeling, and measurements from a scale model to validate the numerical results. The end product will be a comprehensive design report that will allow the Air Force customer to understand the design and performance tradeoffs for capacitively coupled, connected curtain array antennas. BENEFIT: The Air Force customer will be able to apply the results of the present project to a new design for a OTH radar system. The results will also be applicable to military HF communications, and possibily even to the commercial shortwave market and for amateur radio operators.

Principal Investigator:

Hans Schantz
Chief Scientist
2564890075
h.schantz@q-track.com

Business Contact:

Jerome Gabig
President
2565090279
j.gabig@q-track.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-TRACK CORP.
515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 550810580
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No