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28GHz-43GHz Nadir/Near-Nadir (~70-90 degrees wrt horizontal) Low Probability of…

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Spectrum Magnetics, LLC
318 Mourning Dove Dr. Newark, DE 19711-4120
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: 28GHz-43GHz Nadir/Near-Nadir (~70-90 degrees wrt horizontal) Low Probability of Intercept Radio Frequency Direction Finding/GeoLocation Capability
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0141
Award Amount: $744,361.00


In this program, we propose a radio frequency (RF) direction finding sensor for low probability of intercept (LPI) RF radar system. This sensor consists of a dielectric lenses focusing system and an innovative focus plane detector array (FPDA) developed by Spectrum Magnetics, LLC (SM). The focusing system project the RF signal onto its focus plane. A novel FPDA based on emerging spintronic and metamaterials devices, with each element being much smaller than the EM wavelength, accurately detects the diffracted field distribution produced by the lenses. The center of the distribution is related to the direction of the incident waves. The direction can thus be extracted from the position of image of the transmitter in the focus plane and parameters of the focusing lens system.

Principal Investigator:

Stoyan Stoyanov
Senior research Scientist
(302) 993-1070

Business Contact:

Jianrong Lin
(302) 379-9808
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Spectrum Magnetics, LLC
1210 First State Blvd Wilmington, DE -

EIN/Tax ID: 202916432
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No