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Reduction of Mutual Coupling between E and B Field Antennas in SQIF Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0262
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-015-0737
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T015
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-30
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Francesca Scappuzzo
 Principal Research Scient
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 Francois D Lemire
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 1609
United States

 (508) 831-5359
 Nonprofit College or University

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in partnership with the Electrical Engineering Department of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), proposes to compute and reduce mutual coupling between E-field antennas (in Transmit mode) and SQUIDs magnetic loops (in Receive mode) for improved signal reception in SQIF arrays. For the computation of the mutual coupling in the near field PSI and WPI will use an exact quasi-analytical model based on Pocklington integral equation (Method of Moments - MoM). The selected electric antenna design will include a PSI patent pending antenna technology that has recently demonstrated excellent performance in antenna arrays for directed energy applications. The proposed research has direct applications to novel antenna technologies for Electronic Warfare (EW, SEWIP), Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM), and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT).

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