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Multipole Synthesis of Directive, Electrically Small Antennas

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91921
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0279
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Multipole Synthesis of Directive, Electrically Small Antennas
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0078
Award Amount: $98,949.00
 

Abstract:

Q-Track Corporation will develop a multipole synthesis procedure for designing directive, electrically small antennas (ESAs). Starting from a desired pattern function, this procedure will enable Q-Track to derive an appropriate configuration of dipole, quadrupole, octopole, and higher order antenna moments to approximate the desired ESA pattern function. Q-Track will explore the design space to evaluate the tradeoff between increased directivity and decreased efficiency, taking into account the practicality of realizing particular mutlipole configurations and the expected losses in real-world configurations. Q-Track will combine analytical analysis of multipole field superposition, numerical modeling of candidate designs, prototyping of promising candidates, and characterization of gain and matching. This will allow us to validate our multipole synthesis procedure, reducing technical risk and increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome. Q-Track anticipates being able to deliver a working prototype from our multipole synthesis technique by the end of Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Jerome Gabig
President
2564890075
j.gabig@q-track.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-TRACK CORP.
3414 Governors Drive, Suite Q Huntsville, AL 35805

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