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True Time Delay Multiple Beam Antenna System Design Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68098
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1399
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Remcom Inc.
315 S. Allen St. Suite 416 State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: True Time Delay Multiple Beam Antenna System Design Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0055
Award Amount: $69,923.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate analysis of multiple wavelength structures which contain regions with fine details is a challenging problem. A full wave method such as the Finite Difference Time Domain method can be used to analyze large structures as long as enough computer memory. High frequencies ray methods are often used for cases where the structure is very large in terms of wavelengths. In the case of an antenna system that includes transmission lines, a beamforming element such as a Rotman Lens, and an array of antennas, a hybrid approach allows a full wave method to be used to solve the complex field interactions on the feed section of the beamformer and around the antenna array while a high frequency method could be applied to the lens section to accurately simulate the field interaction with the complex surface. Even more useful would be an approach that incorporates CAD design elements and some form of optimization as well to allow the best system to be configured and saved in an appropriate format for fabricating a the actual components. The development of this fully hybrid solver with CAD editing capabilities and some form of design optimization will be the main focus of the proposed effort.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Penney
Electromagnetic Analyst
6365364008
cwp@remcom.com

Business Contact:

Raymond Luebbers
President
8148611299
rjl@remcom.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

REMCOM, INC.
315 S. Allen St. , Suite 222 State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251728847
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No