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Novel, Low-Cost Phased Arrays Manufactured by 3D Printing (1000-295)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1241
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-021-0125
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T021
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-04
Small Business Information
267 Boston Road
North Billerica, MA 01862
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Erik Handy
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 495-5326
Business Contact
 Noel Burgoa
Title: Vice President, Business
Phone: (978) 495-5300
Research Institution
 University of Massachusetts Lowell
 Craig Armiento
1 University Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854
United States

 (978) 934-3395
 Nonprofit college or university

SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to develop printed, high-efficiency phased arrays operating at Navy-relevant frequencies. The proposed development effort will include trade studies identifying the best printing technique or combination of techniques to meet the Navys phased array performance goals. The printed array will incorporate both printed radiating elements and an innovative printed packaging concept for the array electronics. SI2s approach will minimize production costs, array volume, and thermal management issues, and maximize array efficiency. The array will offer dual polarization. This effort will combine SI2s considerable experience with printed electronics, phased array antenna design, and phased array antenna fabrication and testing, all for DoD applications. SI2s Phase I program will focus on the design, fabrication, and cost of a single printed array element. The Phase I Option and Phase II efforts will focus on larger, steerable printed arrays, whose design and fabrication will be informed by the Phase I study.

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