Advances in ESA Design and Synthesis using Full-wave, Direct-solve Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-07-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-258-2503
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-258
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
NANOSONIC, INC.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
Bradley Davis
VP of Engineering
(540) 953-1785
bdavis@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lawson
Contracts Administrator
(540) 953-1785
llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The code developed in this Phase II SBIR program would remove computational barriers to the application of full-wave computational electromagnetics to the design and analysis of large antenna arrays mounted on arbitrary platforms. Starting with a state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics (CEM) code, the NanoSonic team will continue to implement a disruptive direct-solve CEM method, LOGOS, in order to create a design and analysis code with full-wave capabilities essential to the efficient, design of electronically steered arrays integrated into an arbitrary platform. Thus far with only a portion of the solution advantages provided by LOGOS, we have demonstrated greater stability and speed (1000X) compared with a current state-of-the-art code. NanoSonic will work with the USAF and defense prime contractor(s) to continue to implement this framework for full-wave antenna analysis and design. The completion of the Phase II effort will produce a prototype code whose use will significantly reduce the design cycle and move designs into deployment in a much timelier manner with greater functionality and less expensive price-tag. In this Phase II, the NanoSonic team will produce a CEM library module with capabilities for design and analysis that are not available in any of the most advanced CEM codes.

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