Enhanced Computer Analysis and Computer Aided Design (CAD) of Active Radio Frequency Antenna Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,133.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAD19-01-C-0030
Award Id:
52737
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0560
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3055 Plymouth Road, Suite 205, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836493759
Principal Investigator:
KazemSabet
President
(734) 747-6646
ksabet@emagtechnologies.com
Business Contact:
KazemSabet
President
(734) 747-6646
ksabet@emagtechnologies.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this Small Business Innovation Research project is to lay the foundation of a CAD software tool for the design of large-scale active radio frequency antenna arrays. A circuit-based global modeling strategy is proposed that can integratethe analyses of spatially distributed electromagnetic structures, linear passive networks and nonlinear active circuits within a unified framework that can even incorporate thermal analysis self-consistently. The proposed strategy can be utilized in bothfrequency and time domains. In the Phase I feasibility study, we will interface a general-purpose planar structure simulator based on the method of moments with a general-purpose linear/nonlinear circuit simulator that uses a harmonic balance technique.The Phase I effort will be confined to the frequency domain and the time domain development for transient analysis is relegated to Phase II of the project. The object-oriented software architecture of emPiCASSO, our commercial antenna CAD tool, will beused as the foundation of the proposed software.Active antenna arrays are finding growing applications in radar and guidance systems and wireless communications. The proposed active antenna CAD tool will drastically facilitate the design of suchsophisticated systems. It can also be used for global modeling and design of any active microwave circuit.

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