Conformal Ultra Wideband ESM Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,542.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-05-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-263-0948
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, INC.
3702 Pender Drive, Suite 170, Fairfax, VA, 22030
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153857495
Principal Investigator:
Suman Ganguly
Scientist
(703) 385-7717
sganguly@cfrsi.com
Business Contact:
Suman Ganguly
President
(703) 385-7717
sganguly@cfrsi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Ultra Wide Band (UWB) antennas are needed in many applications, including impulse radars, Ground Penetrating Radars (GPR), communications, EW and ELINT/ESM. Fidelity of an antenna in pulse mode is particularly important in radar applications because it requires linear phase and stable frequency responses to obtain accurate range information for such measurements as wide area surveillance, fixed/moving target indication, synthetic aperture radar, etc. This proposal addresses the design and development of an ultra wideband antenna set for airborne radar/surveillance applications that will operate in VHF to UHF bands. In this effort, we propose novel techniques for designing a conformal ultra wideband antenna that will exhibit satisfactory gain and impedance performance over the entire frequency band of interest. We use conformal ultra wideband structures and perform optimizations using the Genetic Algorithm (GA). During Phase I, we use numerical modeling techniques to design such an antenna and provide its performance characteristics. The development, fabrication and demonstration of the hardware antenna will be performed during Phase II.

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