Large Bandwidth Antenna for Electronic Attack

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$566,211.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-07-C-0056
Award Id:
77182
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-040-0505
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 22463, Huntsville, AL, 35814
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148689842
Principal Investigator:
HerbertFluhler
Owner
(256) 651-5673
huf2000@aol.com
Business Contact:
HerbertFluhler
Owner
(256) 651-5673
huf2000@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A novel high power steered array antenna design is provided to replace the plethora of individual antennas currently employed on the AN/ALQ-99 Electronic Warfare System. The new array antenna incorporates numerous new features which give it some unique properties. These include a frequency response much lower than traditional arrays could ever hope to achieve, a huge bandwidth in excess of 9:1 and potentially even greater, complete elimination of grating lobes throughout the band, and steering of high power RF input into the antenna. This is all achieved with low loss so that when combined with the high gain, much higher ERP on target is achieved. The new electronic steering enables new EW capabilities for the Warfighter, such as 360 degree hemispherical coverage, simultaneous servicing of multiple independent targets, and redundancy for reliable mission accomplishment, all while requiring as little as only one EW pod. The new array antenna is light weight, highly produceable and sturdy for airborne applications.

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