Low Cost Phased Array Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-06-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0288
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-033
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES
201 Circle Drive North, Unit # 102, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787144807
Principal Investigator:
Nick Sbrockey
Scientist / Program Manager
(732) 302-9274
sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Gary Tompa
President
(732) 302-9274
GSTompa@structuredmaterials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc., www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI), in collaboration with two primary radar system suppliers, will develop affordable, low-power density phased array radars. Our proposed technical approach will combine two emerging (yet well proven) technologies; a tunable radar reflector array or "reflectarray" design, and tunable impedance devices based on tunable dielectric constant thin films. Together, these innovations will significantly reduce the cost and footprint of phased array radars without sacrificing performance. In Phase I, we will fabricate tunable impedance test structures on low cost substrates, based on barium strontium titanate thin films. We will also demonstrate the manufacturing processes to integrate the materials and device structures into a reflectarray design. In Phase II, we will build and demonstrate actual prototypes of low-cost phased array radar systems. In Phase III, we will commercialize the technology for both military and commercial applications.

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