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A Superior Lower-Cost Dual-Polarized MPAR Array Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC133R09CN0116
Agency Tracking Number: 09-47
Amount: $94,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.3
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2009-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 22463
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35814
United States
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
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

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