Affordable Scanning Millimeter Wave (MMW) Antenna Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32962
Amount: $69,509.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Millitech Corp
South Deerfield Research Park, P.o. Box 109, South Deerfield, MA, 01373
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Gill
 (413) 665-8551
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Millitech is porposing a very practical and reliable antenna design that includes proven technologies. The proposed antenna is composed of a high efficiency reflector aperature with a planar rotating twist-reflector to provide the scanning in both Azimuth and Elevation planes. Many successful antenna concepts of a similar architecture have been developed and used in systems for many years. This technique has been proven to be very affordable as well as flexible in adapting to other frequencies and applications including high volume production systems While the RF performance risks are low, a substantial amount of development will be required to optimize the mechanical features (especially the electromechanical drive motion system) in an efficient and affordable manner. Tradeoffs must be made to balance the optimization of size, weight, cost, performance and producibility.

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