Reconfigurable Compact Phased-Array Antenna for Scalable Wideband Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-02-C-2210
Agency Tracking Number: N02-109-05
Amount: $99,903.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Omega Optics, Inc.
12100 Technology Blvd., Austin, TX, 78727
DUNS: 102861262
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Xuegong Deng
 Research Scientist
 (512) 401-4150
Business Contact
 Kenneth Chen
Title: President
Phone: (512) 401-4108
Research Institution
In the Phase I program, Omega Optics, Inc. will demonstrate a reconfigurable compact phased array antenna for scalable, wideband operations in X through Q frequency bands. The system architecture of the antenna is based on three-dimensional (3-D)integrated thin-film waveguide true-time-delay (TTD) lines. The proposed RF signal distribution network is highly favored in the field environment and can easily be scaled up for high-demanding performance upgrade. The device is unique in that it coversthe TTD range of , as well as coupling waveguides in adjacent layers. Packaging is greatly simplified, and the layered integration of the waveguides offers greater compactness than any other known geometry. Multifunction or configurability will be achievedthrough significant hardware reduction architecture. The proposed architecture would ultimately create a deployable all-optical TTD platform that can be tuned across multi-band. The photonic module will be developed under the highly scalable architecture.It maximizes the advantages of photonics with an improved performance at a reduced cost. The technology developed can also be directly employed in high bandwidth or cellular service satellite communication systems, such as direct TV, ICO, or mobilsat.

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