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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,826.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-05-M-0128
Award Id:
72822
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-041-3206
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 5th street, Suite 505, san francisco, CA, 94404
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
James Coward
Chief Engineer
(415) 977-0553
jim@saraswati-associates.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rowan
President
(415) 977-0551
mike@s-photon.com
Research Institute:
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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