Development of Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phase Array Antenna Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0336
Award Id:
90359
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-035-0213
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 552, Lubbock, TX, 79408
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829962872
Principal Investigator:
Donald C. Lie
Dr. Lie
(858) 335-2153
donald.lie@ttu.edu
Business Contact:
Jerry Lopez
N/A
(858) 336-5120
jerry.lopez@ttu.edu
Research Institute:
Texas Tech University
Donald Y Lie
1012 Boston Ave.
Electrical Engineering Departm
Lubbock, TX, 79409
(858) 335-2153
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to utilize our advanced technology and design concepts with nonlinear dynamics to develop phase-shifterless RF phase array antenna systems. We plan to use monolithic and fully-integrated novel coupled Voltage-Controlled Oscillator (VCO) arrays to realize small and phase-shifterless efficient phase arrays antennas capable of supporting wideband software-defined radio communication systems. We will demonstrate the prototype operation and feasibility of these monolithic coupled VCO arrays to replace the bulky and expensive phase-shifters commonly used for the current active antenna array systems. We will exploit nonlinear dynamics of the monolithic and mutually coupled VCO arrays for wideband wireless receive (Rx) and transmit (Tx) applications.

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