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Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-P-0046
Agency Tracking Number: B09B-010-0014
Amount: $91,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-T010
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-10-29
Small Business Information
7817 Bursera, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
United States
DUNS: 057154911
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Abdalla
 (505) 830-3000
Business Contact
 Michael Skipper
Title: Vice President
Phone: (505) 830-3000
Research Institution
 University of Arizona
 Scott Tyo
Optical Sciences Meinel Bldg. 1630 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

 (520) 626-8183
 Nonprofit College or University

High power microwave (HPM) sources have been developed over the past few decades for many important DoD missions ranging from electronic warfare to intentional EMI to impulse radar. In this proposal, we describe an integrated program that seeks to develop innovative solutions based on mesoband source and antenna technology to improve the effectiveness of HPM-based BMD systems. Our research will be focused both on the sources that generate the HPM energy and the antennas that deliver it. The primary current limitation on the antenna front is the development of efficient radiators that can fit into the compact spaces available on BMD systems. To address these issues, we propose metamaterial-enhanced and metamaterial-inspired compact antenna designs that take advantage of recent advances in low power electrically small antennas for communications applications.

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