Dual-Frequency, Dual-Polarization Flat-Parabolic-Surface Antennae

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$590,592.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
22597
Agency Tracking Number:
22597
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
26670 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA, 91302
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jerry E. Pollon
(818) 880-5494
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Malibu Research has devised a totally new concept for microwave/millimeter antenna beam scanning based on our FLAPS phased-surface technology, which we believe will have major commercialization application to replacement of conventional, pedestal-scanned, parabolic reflectors. By this concept the antenna feed is fixed and only the (non-parabolic) reflector is moved to produce beam scan. This cannot be done with a conventional reflector. The fixed feed eliminates all rotary joints. This and a 2:1 scan magnification greatly simplifies the system, costs, reduces drive system weight and cost, and increases reliability. This technique is particularly applicable to the high gain, many- beamwidth scan requirements of the JSC communications topic requirements. The technique is particularly applicable to millimeter-wave beam scanning and can be configured to produce multiple scanning beams. The proposed SBIR Phase 1 effort will lead to a proof-of-principle demonstration.

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