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DERA - Dielectric Enhanced Resonator Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69668
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-055-0574
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: DERA - Dielectric Enhanced Resonator Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0074
Award Amount: $98,928.00
 

Abstract:

DERA is a research, development, and experiment program that designs, develops, and conducts proof-of-concept demonstration for novel large Dielectric Resonator Antenna (DERA) Arrays. These large Dielectric Resonator Arrays will have increased efficiency, bandwidth, power handling capability, scanning range, and reduced element-to-element coupling to satisfy radar/sensor requirements for future systems and power handling capability are crucial due to the modern advancements in GaN technology that will deliver extremely high RF power levels to antenna elements. The increased bandwidth and scanning range are instrumental in developing high performance, wide coverage radar systems with accurate range resolution. The DERA elements are essentially lossless and have high radiation efficiency when appropriately excited, as compared to current microstrip antennas. DERA research objectives are: 1) identify optimum DERA element shapes for use in large arrays; 2) model, construct and verify large array performance characteristics including bandwidth, efficiency, coupling, power handling capability and scanning range; 3) Demonstrate and measure a DERA array performance in a radar test bed.

Principal Investigator:

Brian McDaniel
Principal Investigator
6628012455
bmcdaniel@radiancetech.com

Business Contact:

Scott Dublin
Chief Financial Officer
2567043404
scott@radiancetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
500 Wynn Drive, Suite 504 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 631204084
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No