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EXPERT SYSTEM FOR DESIGN OF HIGH-GAIN, HIGH-POWER, FAST-RISETIME, ULTA-WIDEBAND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17899
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17899
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Voss Scientific, LLC
418 Washington Street, SE Albuquerque, NM 87108-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: EXPERT SYSTEM FOR DESIGN OF HIGH-GAIN, HIGH-POWER, FAST-RISETIME, ULTA-WIDEBAND ANTENNAS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $44,945.00
 

Abstract:

DESIGN OF HIGH GAIN (>10 DB) ANTENNAS SUITABLE FOR RADIATING MULTI-GW, FAST-RISETIME (<1 NS), ULTRA-WIDEBAND (UWB) SIGNALS IS UNUSUALLY CHALLANGING. PHYSICAL LAWS IMPOSE SOME LIMITATION, BUT THE GREATER PROBLEM IS THE LACK OF WIDELY-KNOWN PRACTICAL DESIGN TECHNIQUES, WHICH ARE A PREREQUISITE FOR EFFECTIVE COLD-TESTING. RECENT RESEARCH HAS YIELDED IMPROVED COMPUTER CODES, BUT THESE ONLY ANALYZE DESIGNS; THEY DO NOT CREATE THEM. FOR EXAMPLE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL TIME-DOMAIN CODES CAN COMPUTE PERFORMANCE OF VIRTUALLY ANY KIND OF ANTENNA WITH A WELL-DEFINED GEOMETRY AND DRIVING SIGNAL. HOWEVER, THEY DO NOT ADDRESS THE FAR MORE IMPORTANT INVERSE PROBLEM; COMPUTING THE SPECIFIC DESIGN PARAMETERS NECESSARY TO YIELD THE DESIRED PERFORMANCE. WITHOUT PRACTICAL TOOLS, THE DESIGN OF FAST-RISETIME, HIGH-GAIN, HIGH-POWER UWB ANTENNAS IS A NEEDLESSLY TIME-COMSUMING, EXPENSIVE, HIGH-RISK GUESSING GAME. THE SOLUTION PROPOSED WILL PROVIDE SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS WITH A UNIQUE PC-BASED ANTENNA DESIGN TOOL. THIS NOVEL NEW TOOL WILL COMBINE A KNOWLEDGE-BASED EXPERT SYSTEM WITH CUSTOMIZED COMPUTATIONAL PROGRAMS, ALL OPERATING IN THE USER-FRIENDLY MICROSOFT WINDOWS ENVIRONMENT. ALSO, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, PRACTICAL EQUATIONS, RELATIONS, AND RULES-OF-THUMB WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO DESIGNERS OF FAST-RISETIME, HIGH-GAIN, HIGH-POWER UWB ANTENNAS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Robert A. Koslover
5052554201

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Voss Scientific
416 Washington St. Se Albuquerque, NM 87108

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