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Advanced Antenna Array Beamformers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
76971
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-110-0065
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: 2006
Title: Advanced Antenna Array Beamformers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0015
Award Amount: $79,897.00
 

Abstract:

Array antennas are conglomerations of many small radiating antennas, referred to as array elements. In common antenna pattern analyses the element pattern is considered to be uniform; element to element. Overall transmit or receive patterns are then described as products of two factors: the element pattern and the, so-called, array factor. Practical small array antennas may not conform to the above assumptions, since their elements may be influenced differently by their physical environments. This may cause theoretical patterns to become degraded. In this SBIR effort, TSC proposes to improve the antenna pattern performance of an existing legacy array via corrective phase and/or amplitude controls at its individual elements, through the implementation a powerful optimization technique whose effectiveness and efficiency has already been demonstrated in other antenna and waveform design applications. Though the application of this technique to the actual legacy array description and measurements, TSC proposes to demonstrate the feasibility limit of such optimization, subject to low insertion loss requirement, over narrow and wide bands, and on both transmit and on receive.

Principal Investigator:

Menachem Levitas
Chief Scientist, Wahingto
3015762307
menachem.levitas@tsc.com

Business Contact:

Brian Withem
Vice President Washington
3015762436
brian.withem@tsc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY SERVICE CORP.
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90025

EIN/Tax ID: 954399083
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No