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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: F051-041-3206
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
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
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Coward
 Chief Technical Officer
 (415) 977-0553
 jim@saraswati-associates.com
Business Contact
 James Coward
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (415) 977-0553
Email: 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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