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Multi-beam Phased-array Antenna Beamformers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67427
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-024-2568
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SA Photonics
130A Knowles Dr. Los Gatos, CA 95032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multi-beam Phased-array Antenna Beamformers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-05-C-0034
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force has identified the need for very large mobile phased array antennas. The expected size of antennas will range from hundreds of elements to greater than 1,000,000 elements. Equivalent high performance beamforming networks are required. The antenna systems will require wide instantaneous bandwidth requiring the beamformers to efficiently implement true time delay processing. Saraswati has developed an optical, multi beam, time delay beamforming network topology, named Corona, that has significant advantages in size, weight, and cost. For very large high bandwidth antennas, most beamformers scale linearly or even as the square of the number of elements. CORONA scales as the square root of the number of elements, resulting in order of magnitude advantages in some cases.

Principal Investigator:

James Coward
Chief Technical Officer
4159770553
jim@saraswati-associates.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rowan
President
4159770551
mike@s-photon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SARASWATI ASSOC.
650 5th ST, Suite 305 Sna Francisco, CA 94107

EIN/Tax ID: 611427995
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No