Broadband, lightweight, low profile passive phased array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0476
Agency Tracking Number: N092-102-0740
Amount: $149,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-102
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
2790 Indian Ripple Road, Russ Research Center, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 603299207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Little
 PI / Chief Scientist
 (937) 320-5999
 glittle@spectra-research.com
Business Contact
 Jerry Capozzi
Title: President / COO
Phone: (937) 320-5999
Email: capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Innovative approaches that improve overall antenna performance while minimizing antenna profile are desired solutions for all volumetrically restricted platforms. This is especially critical for advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms that are expected to provide extended time on station. Spectra Research proposes an innovative approach to accomplishing the program objectives by employing advances in fragmented aperture antenna designs, in concert with the extensive Spectra Research capability in designing specialized antennas, to develop solutions for a unique ultra broadband phased array. Both Cartesian and cylindrical FDTD simulations will provide a set of design rules that then may be used to modify analytical approximations. Once this is done, the design rules will be applied to intelligently optimize a candidate antenna design in the presence of specialized materials. In Phase II of this program, an advanced antenna design will be implemented based on lessons learned and sponsor guidance and a prototype demonstration will be constructed and measured.

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