Large Bandwidth Antenna for Electronic Attack

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-07-C-0056
Agency Tracking Number: N061-040-0505
Amount: $705,742.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-040
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 22463, Huntsville, AL, 35814
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Herbert Fluhler
 (256) 651-5673
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: Owner
Phone: (256) 651-5673
Research Institution
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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