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MONOLITHIC SCANNING ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18511
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTRON WIRELESS TECHNOLIGIES, INC.
22560 Glenn Drive Suite 114 Sterling, VA 20164 4440
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: MONOLITHIC SCANNING ANTENNA
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $256,530.00
 

Abstract:

A NOVEL APPROACH TO LOW COST SHAPED BEAM SCANNING FOR MONOLITHIC STRUCTURES IS PROPOSED. THE TECHNIQUE MAKE USE OF RADOME MATERIAL COSTING OF THE CONVENTIONAL MONOLITHIC STRUCTURE; THE RADOME ITSELF IS COMPOSED OF A COMPOSITE OF HIGH DIELECTRIC CONSTANT/MAGNETICALLY SENSITIVE MATERIAL-REFERED TO AS "DIELECTROMAGNETIC" (DEM) MATERIAL. THE DEM MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A SHAPED BEAM WHICH CAN BE SCANNED IN AZIMUTH OR ELEVATION BY THE APPLICATION OF ORTHOGONAL MAGNETIC FIELDS. THE USEFULNESS OF THE APPROACH IS THAT: (1) WIDE ANGLE SCANNING BEYOND THE NULLS OF THE MONOLITHIC ELEMENTS CAN BE ACHIEVED, THUS IMPROVING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE; (2) THE OVERALL COST OF REPLACING THE SCANNED BEAM ANTENNA CAN BE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED BY REPLACING THE INDIVIDUAL PHASE SHIFTERS FOR EACH ELEMENT OF THE ARRAY WITH AN ELECTRICALLY SCANNED DEM COVER; (3) THE RADAR CROSS SECTION IS REDUCED USING LOW OBSERVABLE MATERIAL IN THE DEM COMPOSITE; (4) THE OVERALL SIZE OF THE MONOLITHIC ANTENNA IS REDUCED DUE TO THE REFRACTIVE INDEX OF THE DEM MATERIAL.

Principal Investigator:

Scott C. Kordella
7034710600

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astron Corp
470 Spring Park Place Suite 100 Herndon, VA 22070

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