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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-06-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-041-3206
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-041
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
SARASWATI ASSOCIATES
650 5th Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119301831
Principal Investigator:
James Coward
Chief Technical Officer
(415) 977-0553
jim@saraswati-associates.com
Business Contact:
James Coward
Chief Technical Officer
(415) 977-0553
jim@saraswati-associates.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I, Saraswati demonstrated feasibility of a multiple beam 100% true time delay beamformer for an on-board satellite Threat Warning System. The beamformer was be designed to be integrated with a Sampler photonic antenna. When the development is fully completed, the final product will be able to detect threat signals over a 90 degree field of regard with zero dead time over the entire field. In Phase II, Saraswati will develop a prototype version of the beamformer with 5 simultanoeus beam capability demonstrating operation over multiple octaves of bandwidth. The prototype will then be integrated with a Sampler phased array antenna and characterized in an antenna range facility.

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