Development of a Novel Efficient Solid State Compact RF/microwave DEW System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,949.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-045-0962
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-045
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Aria Microwave Systems, Inc.
731 Carroll Place, Teaneck, NJ, 07666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807767306
Principal Investigator:
Bernard Cheo
Presidenr & Chief Scienti
(201) 836-6552
brcheo@ariamicrowave.com
Business Contact:
L. Cheo
Executive Vice President
(201) 836-6552
lwcheo@ariamicrowave.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aria Microwave System Inc. (AMS) will develop a lightweight, compact, scalable DEW system with 60% - 90% DC-to-RF efficiency. Examples of an S-Band concept system show that lethality levels > 1 W/cm ^2 at 100 meters can be attained with DC power in 10’s of kW, 10% duty cycle. The system uses AMS’s proprietary solid state, compact, lightweight, high efficiency, high power, active cavity amplifier (ACA), in conjunction with a 1m x 1m antenna array. The small size and lightweight of the ACA permit each array element to be individually driven by an amplifier, with its amplitude and phase controlled at its preamplifier. Rapid electronic scan, multiple beam, target locking, and beam shaping etc. are attainable for a myriad of operational requirements. Basic principles of the ACA-array approach can be applied from low UHF to high microwave frequencies. Main effort of Phase I will be to develop a conceptual design of a full power S-Band demonstration system, to be constructed during Phase II. Phase I activities will also involve interactions with other defense contractors as potential collaborators

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