FOUR INPUT STACKED MICROWAVE ANTENNA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15839
Amount: $371,656.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Flam & Russell Inc.
Po Box 999 - 506 Prudential Rd, Horsham, PA, 19044
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Matyskiela
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 674-5100
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A UNIQUE AND BENEFICIAL CONFIGURATION FOR A MULTIPLE INPUT OMNIDIRECTIONAL MICROWAVE ANTENNA IS DESCRIBED, IN WHICH A CIRCULAT PHASED ARRAY OF EIGHT ANTENNA ELEMENTS IS FED BY AN EIGHT INPUT BUTLER NETWORK. PROPER DESIGN OF THE ARRAY GEOMETRY AND NETWORK WILL ALLOW UP TO SEVEN TRANSMITTERS TO SHARE THE SAME ANTENNA SIMULTANEOUSLY WITHOUT INTERFERENCE, EACH TRANSMITTER PRODUCING AN OMNI-DIRECTIONAL RADIATION PATTERN. THE TRANSMITTERS ARE ISOLATED FROM ONE ANOTHER BY THE BUTLER NETWORK. A PHASE I STUDY IS PROPOSED TO INVESTIGATE THE CRITICAL DESIGN ASPECTS OF THE CONFIGURATION THROUGH ANALYSIS, COMPUTER MODELING AND LABORATORY EXPERIMENT. PHASE I WOULD RESULT IN THE COMPLETE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE MULTIPLE INPUT ANTENNA. CRITICAL ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN WILL BE VERIFIED THROUGH TESTING IN THE LABORATORY, THEREBY PROVIDING THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT AND ELIMINATING THE RISK FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

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