Electronic Protection for Space-borne Phased Array Antennas (EP-SPAA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0128
Agency Tracking Number: F051-041-3206
Amount: $99,826.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-041
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
SARASWATI ASSOC.
650 5th street, Suite 505, san francisco, CA, 94404
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Coward
 Chief Engineer
 (415) 977-0553
 jim@saraswati-associates.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rowan
Title: President
Phone: (415) 977-0551
Email: mike@s-photon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Our baseline incorporates a unique photonic approach. a)Photonic sampler antenna with unparalleled features: low EMI and EMP inherent in optical fiber, b) conformal elements fed by optical fiber resulting in easy S/C integration, c) photonic beamforming network for millisecond rate direction finding, d) very low footprint photonic receiver with embedded signal processing.  Unified photonics systems concept resulting in low mass and low cost.  Low risk- all elements of system have been demonstrated.  Supported by Lockheed Martin, which is separately investing in situational awareness systems and in particular in photonic antenna systems. (see attached letter)

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