Slot Coupled Patch Array Antenna Technology

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CC93P
Agency Tracking Number: 085142
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
310 5th Street, Charleroi, PA, 15022
DUNS: 187594788
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas D'Arista
 Principal Investigator
 (724) 483-3946
 tdarista@nokomisinc.com
Business Contact
 Eli Polovina
Title: Director of Infrastructure
Phone: (724) 483-3946
Email: epolovina@nokomisinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed project is an antenna array whose beam is controlled digitally. The Phase 1 effort will assess the method needed to achieve the gain, bandwidth, and pattern (3 dB beam-width and scan field of view). This is based on the level of curvature and interference/geometry of the vehicle on which it is to be mounted. Phase 1 focuses on the fabrication and testing of one element and a sub-array of four elements on a similar surface such as a metallic or dielectric with some degree of curvature. Phase 1 also uses the LMS algorithm to adaptively perform beam shifting and correction for phase shift. Phase 2 will increase the number of elements in the array and allow for scanning in both planes. Also, Phase 2 will consider more complicated geometry as required to deliver a functioning antenna array mounted to the space vehicle.

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