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Wide Bandwidth, High Performance Cost Effective Antenna Elements

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-040-0223
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-040
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Wide Bandwidth, High Performance Cost Effective Antenna Elements
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-C-4526
Award Amount: $749,974.00
 

Abstract:

Phased arrays are a key component in modern naval warfare. Its applications range from radars to electronic warfare (EW), surveillance & communications, etc. Its important applications to other military and commercial systems and platforms are obvious. For decades, wideband wide-scan planar phased arrays have faced highly challenging technical difficulties and high costs. The proposed Navy SBIR Phase-II research program, Topic N111-040, is to develop a linearly-polarized array element design that can operate from 2 to 12 GHz, with a wide scan angle of 60 degrees or more. This wideband array can replace several arrays in S-X bands on a platform of limited surface area suitable for antenna mounting, thus potentially achieving a reduction of 70% or more in both acquisition and life-cycle costs. The feasibility of the proposed approach has been demonstrated in Phase-I effort at Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO), supported by the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) of the Ohio State University (OSU). The design approach will be optimized by computer simulation and breadboard verification. A small phased array panel will be developed and its beam-scan capability will be demonstrated using a beam-steering network of limited angular range. The design is protected by U.S. patent #8,264, 410 B1, 11 September 2012.

Principal Investigator:

J. H.
Chief Scientist
(770) 955-9311
jjhwang@weo.com

Business Contact:

Paul Butler
Director of Program Devel
(770) 955-9321
pbutler@weo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Wang Electro-Opto Corporation
2140 Newmarket Parkway Suite 120 Marietta, GA -

EIN/Tax ID: 581945247
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No