Antenna Array and Beamformers to Support Ka-Band Brownout Radar Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0447
Agency Tracking Number: N082-124-1035
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-124
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
NGIMAT CO.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
DUNS: 806337762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zhiyong Zhao
 Program Manager
 (678) 287-3944
 zzhao@ngimat.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Hunt
Title: CEO
Phone: (678) 287-2402
Email: ahunt@ngimat.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
nGimat proposes to develop low-cost, lightweight antenna array and beamformer for Ka-band radar systems. The sensor system is to support the safe approach and landing during brownout, whiteout, and sea spray as well as improved safety for night and no/low visibility low altitude pilotage. In Phase I, we will study trade-offs of various antenna architectures, design and analyze the antenna and beamformer, develop the critical component, and build and test critical component. In Phase II we will build a prototype antenna array, along with the appropriate hardware/software to meet the cost/weight/performance goals.

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