Physically-Small VHF SAR Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R230
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB1-0402
Amount: $98,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB041-023
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1340 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 836493759
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kazem Sabet
 (734) 973-6600
Business Contact
 Kazem Sabet
Title: President
Phone: (734) 973-6600
Research Institution
In this Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project, we propose to investigate and adapt a number of recently developed ultra-compact and wideband planar antenna designs for a VHF Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) application. The antenna is intended to be mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and should cover the 20-90 MHz band. A reconfigurable antenna architecture using a switching network will be investigated to cover the entire bend in a stepped frequency mode of operation. The use of a reactive impedance surface is proposed to make the radiation pattern of the antenna unidirectional and suppress the back lobes. The effect of the mounting platform on the performance of the antenna will be simulated using in-house electromagnetic simulation codes.

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