MULTIPLE BEAMWIDTH MMW ANTENNA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17779
Amount: $49,881.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
26670 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA, 91302
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jerry Pollon
 (818) 880-5494
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Research Institution
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Abstract
MALIBU RESEARCH HAS DEVELOPED TECHNIQUES FOREXTREMELY RAPID SCAN OF W-BAND AND KA-BAND BEAMS (> 500¿/S) KNOWN AS ANEDGE-EAGLE SCANNER. THIS ANTENNA OPERATES ON THE PRINCIPLE OF VOICE-COILMODULATION OF ONE WALL OF AN EDGE-SLOTTED WR-10 OR WR-28 WAVEGUIDE. ITHAS INHERENT TO ITS OPERATION THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN A WIDELY VARYINGNON-LINEAR APERTURE PHASE AND THUS THE ABILITY TO GENERATE UP TO A 30:1VARIABLE BEAMWIDTH. UNDER THE PROPOSED SBIR PHASE 1 PROGRAM, A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF SUCHA DESIGN WILL BE PERFORMED. AN EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATION OF AT LEAST10:1 BEAMWIDTH VARIATION UTILIZING AN EXISTING 4" W-BAND ANTENNA WILL BEPERFORMED WITH 1MS TO 2MS BEAMWIDTH SWITCHING TIME. AS A PART OF THE PROPOSED PHASE 1 PROGRAM, MALIBU RESEARCH ALSOPROPOSES TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A SECOND MALIBU RESEARCHANTENNA TECHNIQUE KNOWN AS FLAPS, FOR GENERATION OF A VARIABLE BEAMWIDTH.THIS TECHNIQUE USES A UNIQUE ELECTROMAGNETIC STRUCTURE HAVING THECAPABILITY OF SCATTERING FEED-INCIDENT RF ENERGY IN SPECIFIC PATTERNS.THIS HAS BEEN USED TO GENERATE SWITCHABLE PENCIL AND CSC2 PATTERNS FROMTHE SAME ANTENNA. BY MEANS OF A SIMILAR DESIGN IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TOGENERATE AN ELECTRONIC VARIABLE BEAMWIDTH ANTENNA. THE FLAPS TECHNIQUE,DESCRIBED IN THIS PROPOSAL, IS PARTICULARLY APPLICABLE AT W-BAND. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: LOW-COST, ELECTRONICALLY VARIABLE BEAMWIDTHANTENNA FOR COMMERCIAL AVIATION AND COMMERCIAL AUTOMOBILE COLLISIONAVOIDANCE RADARS.

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