Advanced Antenna Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0269
Agency Tracking Number: N061-044-0298
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-044
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
DUNS: 806337762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zhiyong Zhao
 Senior Research Scientist
 (678) 287-3944
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: CEO
Phone: (678) 287-2402
Research Institution
nGimat proposes to develop a phased array antenna on lightweight substrates, consisting of ferroelectric phase shifters, feed network, and radiating element. The array antenna will be electronically scanned, eliminating mechanical problems of a rotating array. In Phase I, we will design a phased array antenna with reconfigurable elements, design and fabricate phase shifters, and work with our industrial customers for Phase II collaboration. Low-loss, low-cost, and small-size phase shifters are of importance in simplifying the array design, lowering the system cost, and reducing size and weight of a phased array. Phase shifter design will be one of the primary goals of Phase I. Extensive simulations will also be carried out for antenna elements, ensuring a highly efficient array antenna. A prototype 2 x 2 array antenna will be constructed and provided to Navy for testing.BENEFITS: Direct DOD application is for the new Joint Precision Approach Landing System (JPALS). Commercial applications cover automotive radar for adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance systems, and civilian communication systems.

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