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Low-Cost, Microfabrication-based, Biodetectors: Integrating micro-APD Detector Arrays with micro-Fluidics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DASG60-01-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A992-2108
Amount: $729,788.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
15261 Connector Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Koslover
 Senior Scientist
 (714) 903-1000
Business Contact
 Parviz Parhami
Title: CEO
Phone: (714) 903-1000
Research Institution

This proposal responds to a key challenge faced by the U.S. Army in fielding L-band HPM devices: the need for a high peak-power (>100 MW), pencil-beam (G ~ 30 dB) antenna, which is also lightweight (< 250 kg), rapidly-steerable, and compact enough to bedeployed on a standard Army land vehicle or air platform. During Phase I, SARA applied a powerful combination of analytical, numerical, and experimental tools to simulate and/or measure the electromagnetic behavior of all the key components of ourproposed approach. We performed in-depth assessments of gain, power-handling, steerability, bandwidth, polarization, and more. This work led to improvements in our initial parameter choices, resulting in higher gain, greater compactness, and greaterefficiency. Our conclusion is clear: we can definitely meet the Army's requirements for a practical, deployable, compact, lightweight, rapidly-steerable, high-gain, L-band HPM antenna. In Phase II, SARA will construct two prototype antennas forexperimental pattern characterizations and high-power tests, the latter to be performed with an ARL-supplied HPM source. The resulting data, in concert with more sophisticated numerical modeling and analyses, should drive additional improvements. Themechanical support structure and steering/folding mechanisms will be engineered with a strong emphasis on suitability to tactical field applications.

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