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Passive MMW Imaging Sensor Based on a New Scanning Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
41291
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41291
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WaveBand Corporation
17152 Armstrong Ave Irvine, CA 92614-0571
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Passive MMW Imaging Sensor Based on a New Scanning Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,360.00
 

Abstract:

WaveBand Corporation (WaveBand) proposes to develop a new passive MMW imaging (PMMWI) System that will be distinguished by low cost, high-speed 2-D scanning, and wide-band operation. The key element of the proposed system is a novel scanning antenna based on an already experimentally tested concept. The antenna comprises a spinning disk that supports N switching multi-mode waveguides, and a zoned spherical lens. An array of N wide-band radiometers is coupled to the antenna to form the imaging system. The waveguides perform cross-switching between the focal points of the lens and the radiometers that allows to obtain a N x N MMW image per each rotation of the disk. The antenna is designed to operate in a very wide band (bandwidth in excess of 30% of the central frequency) and with incoherent MMW sources; this provides an ideal match to the desired operating conditions of a passive radar.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Manasson
3102127808

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

WAVEBAND CORP.
375 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1105 Torrance, CA 90501

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