Antenna to Antenna Coupling and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Tool for Air Platforms.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0116
Agency Tracking Number: N071-012-0016
Amount: $994,643.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-012
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
223 East Sixth Street, PO Box 676, Neoga, IL, 62447
DUNS: 782768977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred German
 Senior Scientist
 (760) 201-6277
Business Contact
 Matthew Miller
Title: President
Phone: (217) 895-2067
Research Institution
One of the most important problems encountered in an electromagnetic environment is that of providing compatibility between radiating and receiving RF equipment within the environment. This problem is a type of EMI and the goal of RF system designers and analysts is to achieve EMC where no interference problems exist. We propose to develop a software tool named Electromagnetic Interference Toolkit (EMIT) for predicting interference between radiating and receiving RF systems where the dominant coupling mechanism is antenna-to-antenna. The tool will consist of a GUI and underlying computational engines. The GUI will pass user specified inputs to the computational engine, will provide visualization of data (2-D and 3-D plots, schematics, and mesh of the platform & antennas), and will interface with the full wave solver WIPL-D for the generation of coupling data. During the Phase I effort, we have developed the architecture and implementation plan for the EMIT software, developed proof of concept modules for the computational engines, and validated these modules. The Phase II effort will focus on commercializing the tool. As such, the emphasis will be on developing a GUI, implementing the proof-of-concept codes developed under the Phase I as robust engineering codes, and performing measurement based validations.

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