Superconductor SQIF Antenna for V/UHF Receivers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,093,749.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-107-2226
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-107
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Small Business Information
HYPRES., INC.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
Oleg Mukhanov
GM, VP of Technology
(914) 592-1190
mukhanov@hypres.com
Business Contact:
Edward Kulinski
VP of Finance
(914) 592-1190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall goal of this project is to develop and demonstrate a sensitive, low noise, significantly lower SWaP antenna integrated with low-noise amplifier (LNA) using the superconducting quantum interference filter (SQIF) technology. This antenna will be capable of meeting all requirements for DD(X) class ships for ESM/SIGINT applications in V/UHF frequency bands. The target linear dynamic range is 140 dB. In order to achieve this, HYPRES will develop and demonstrate a SQIF circuit for sensing RF signal and its subsequent low-noise temperature amplification. This circuit will be first developed and perfected using HYPRES"s matured Niobium fabrication technology and then transferred to the YBCO implementation. In order to achieve performance goals, a special flux focusing antenna structure will be designed, implemented and integrated with the SQIF magnetic sensor. Detailed system analysis of antenna configuration will be performed to meet Navy IO/SIGINT V/UHF needs. Finally the SQIF antenna will be tested and evaluated using the NASA antenna range.

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