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Innovative improvements to High-Frequency Simulation Methods for Installed…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Delcross Technologies, LLC
301 North Neil Street Suite 302 Champaign, IL 61820-
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Innovative improvements to High-Frequency Simulation Methods for Installed Antenna Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0515
Award Amount: $999,584.00


Delcross proposes to systematically validate the Savant and Savant-Hybrid ray tracing solvers for a wide variety of installed antenna configurations, including far-field patterns, near-field distributions, and antenna-to-antenna coupling. Reference benchmarks will be developed from full-wave solvers, measurements, and analytic solutions. When shortcomings in existing methods/algorithms are identified, they will be investigated and revised as necessary to provide better comparison with benchmark solutions. Building off Phase I work, we will continue investigation of simple antenna, geometric, and material configurations where scattering mechanisms can be identified a priori. Significant effort will also be devoted to realistic antennas and installation platforms, including aircraft, radomes, and complex antennas/arrays. Such tests will assess the robustness of implementation when confronting irregular and complex geometry. Working with NAVAIR, we will develop and execute validation cases based on existing measurements of platform-installed antennas. If needed, new measurement test cases will be developed with NAVAIR and performed in an anechoic chamber or outdoor range. In a separate concurrent project, Delcross is adding more advanced physics models to Savant/Savant-Hybrid, and these will be tested as part of the proposed effort. All test configurations and result comparisons will be documented in an evolving data book.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kipp
Chief Scientist
(312) 873-1101

Business Contact:

Matthew Miller
(217) 363-3396
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Delcross Technologies, LLC
3015 Village Office Place Champaign, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 271210394
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No