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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 22597
Amount: $590,592.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Malibu Research Associates
26670 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA, 91302
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jerry E. Pollon
 (818) 880-5494
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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