A Superior Lower-Cost Dual-Polarized MPAR Array Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$94,968.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
WC133R09CN0116
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
NOAA-2009-1
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
09-47
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.3.3
Small Business Information
FreEnt Technologies, Inc. (Herbert U. Fluhler)
P.O. Box 22463, HUNTSVILLE, AL, 35814
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
148689842
Principal Investigator
 Huerbert Fluhler
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 651-5673
 huf2000@aol.com
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: Owner
Phone: (256) 651-5673
Email: huf2000@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

FreEnt proposes a next generation low cost, dual-polarization Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Connected Array antenna for MPAR.  The new array supports both weather surveillance and surveillance with pristine cross polarization performance.  Key attributes are low cost COTS, complete frequency and waveform flexibility, and pristine polarization performance and isolation with the following benefits:
•    Pristine Polarization Diversity – Designed with both H and V polarizations.   Laboratory measurements indicate current crosspol port isolation better than -35 dB.
•    Low Cost – The design eliminates supporting components such as impedance transformers, baluns, circulators, etc., and reduces the number of phase shifters significantly.  This will result in reduced size and cost savings.
•    Unlimited Bandwidth Without Dispersion – Our array is limited only b physical size of the array for low frequency cutoff and by the clo9sest manufactured element spacing for high frequency cutoff.  Thus any in-band frequency and waveform is supported.
 

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