Development of Novel Phase Shifterless RF Phase Array Antenna Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0336
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-035-0213
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T035
Small Business Information
Noisefigure Research LLC
P.O. Box 552, Lubbock, TX, 79408
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
829962872
Principal Investigator
 Donald C. Lie
 Dr. Lie
 (858) 335-2153
 donald.lie@ttu.edu
Business Contact
 Jerry Lopez
Title: N/A
Phone: (858) 336-5120
Email: jerry.lopez@ttu.edu
Research Institution
 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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