Multipole Synthesis of Directive, Electrically Small Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,949.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0078
Award Id:
91921
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0279
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3414 Governors Drive, Suite Q, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121059757
Principal Investigator:
HansSchantz
Chief Scientist
(256) 489-0075
h.schantz@q-track.com
Business Contact:
JeromeGabig
President
(256) 489-0075
j.gabig@q-track.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Q-Track Corporation will develop a multipole synthesis procedure for designing directive, electrically small antennas (ESAs). Starting from a desired pattern function, this procedure will enable Q-Track to derive an appropriate configuration of dipole, quadrupole, octopole, and higher order antenna moments to approximate the desired ESA pattern function. Q-Track will explore the design space to evaluate the tradeoff between increased directivity and decreased efficiency, taking into account the practicality of realizing particular mutlipole configurations and the expected losses in real-world configurations. Q-Track will combine analytical analysis of multipole field superposition, numerical modeling of candidate designs, prototyping of promising candidates, and characterization of gain and matching. This will allow us to validate our multipole synthesis procedure, reducing technical risk and increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome. Q-Track anticipates being able to deliver a working prototype from our multipole synthesis technique by the end of Phase I.

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