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Low Cost Planar Antennas for Phased Array Radars

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
83284
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-011-0017
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Wang Electro-Opto Corporation
2140 Newmarket Parkway Suite 120 Marietta, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Low Cost Planar Antennas for Phased Array Radars
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-07-C-7796
Award Amount: $99,964.00
 

Abstract:

Under STTR Topic MDA07-T011, "Low Cost Planar Antennas for Phased Array Radars," Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO) proposes to develop a low-cost planar array element antenna for integration into a beamsteering array panel. The planar array antenna should operate over the entire X-band for MDA's specific radar application, and achieve a 50% reduction in life-cycle costs from current arrays. The STTR effort will be supported by the Ohio State University (OSU) (primary) and Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). The technical approach will be focused on three baseline designs: (1) WEO's Integrated Antenna Phase-Shifter (IAPS), (2) OSU's Current Sheet Antenna (CSA), (3) GT's Fragmented Aperture (FA). These three baseline designs will be investigated and compared in Phase-I. The proposed research will leverage WEO's IAPS technology, OSU's CSA, and GT's FA, which are top candidates for low-cost broadband planar phased arrays. This STTR program will benefit from WEO's fifteen years' experience in developing ultra-broadband conformal antennas for the US Armed Forces. It will have a significant payoff, since the ElectroScience Laboratory of OSU has been the world's most renowned university laboratory in antenna research, including phased arrays, and GT is among the top university laboratories in antenna and radar technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Johnson J. Wang
Chief Scientist
7709559311
jjhwang@weo.com

Business Contact:

Paul H. Butler
Director of Program Development
7709559321
pbutler@weo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WANG ELECTRO-OPTO CORP.
2140 Newmarket Parkway Suite 110 Marietta, GA 30067

EIN/Tax ID: 581945247
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
OHIO STATE U. ENG. EXPERIMENT STN.
228A Bolz Hall
2036 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: James F. Ball
Contact Phone: (614) 292-4903
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university