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Low-Cost Radar Antenna with Electronic Elevation Scan

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0694
Agency Tracking Number: N201-029-1407
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-029
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-22
Small Business Information
3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 12
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-3208
United States
DUNS: 118732838
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tayfun Ozdemir
 (734) 222-4558
Business Contact
 Tayfun Ozdemir
Phone: (734) 222-4558
Research Institution

Virtual EM propose a passive electronically steered array (PESA) design to replace the current AN/SPS-49, which is expected to address all of the requirements of this program. The proposed solution is in the form of a high-power-capable, electronically-reconfigurable reflectarray antenna that employs polarization-rotation (PR) phase shifting to achieve wideband, 2-bit phase quantization for beam scanning. Multiple simultaneous beams with beam-shaping (to achieve the required cosec2 pattern) are supported by the proposed design. The resulting antenna assembly (the section above the pedestal) is expected to meet all the size, weight, mechanical, and environmental specifications of the program.

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