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SEMI-PORTABLE ANTENNA NEAR-FIELD SCANNER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
27892
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27892
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Service Corporation
962 Wayne Avenue Suite 800 Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: SEMI-PORTABLE ANTENNA NEAR-FIELD SCANNER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,149.00
 

Abstract:

Robotics technology now provides precise position control of objects over large displacements in multiple axes. Laser devices have evolved that can produce accurate position data in three coordinates using a single laser source. Correction algorithms for near-field measurements have been developed to compensate for probe position errors. Many new materials are available to reduce structural weight and RF reflectivity. High speed workstations can acquire and process tremendous amounts of data in real-time. TSC proposes to leverage these advancements in the design of a semi-portable antenna near-field scanner. This "Robo-Scanner" will be capable of making rapid RF performance measurements and diagnostic evaluations of radar and communications antennas in the field and in maintenance depots. It will automatically locate the antenna aperture and accurately scan its probe antenna over a pre-determined surface of arbitrary geometry. The Robo-Scanner will provide a measurement and diagnostic capability in the field which now exists only in engineering laboratories and factories. Its availability will simplify maintenance of radar and communication systems and insure that these systems are operating at full performance. It will save the cost of dismantling the antenna and returning it to the factory for measurement and repair.

Principal Investigator:

David P. Wolleen
8123367576

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Service Corp
2950 31st. Street Suite 200 Santa Monica, CA 90405

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