ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$43,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4480
Agency Tracking Number:
4480
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates (Currently TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.)
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Stephen Peterson
(801) 582-8080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TRA PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST, ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA. PHASE I DEVELOPMENT WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DEVICE CONFIGURED AS FOUR QUARTER WAVE-LENGTH VERTICAL ELEMENTS(OVER A GROUND PLANE), A PIN DIODE SWITCHING AND PHASING ASSEMBLY, A DEDICATED CONTROL MICROCOMPUTER, AND AN INTERFACED TRANSCEIVER OPERATING WITH A DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. THE BEAM WILL INITIALLY SCAN IN FOUR SECTORS BUT WILL IN PHASE II BE EXTENDED TO ADDITIONAL SECTORS DEPENDING ON THE SPECIFIC ANTENNA SYSTEM EMPLOYED. SUCH AN ANTENNA SYSTEM WILL ENHANCE THE QUALITY AND SECURITY OF MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS BY INCREASING THE SIGNAL STRENGTH IN THE DESIRED DIRECTION AND MINIMIZING IT IN ALL OTHERS. THE DEVICE WILL BE USEFUL FOR SMALL MISSION, MOBILE, ROBOTIC, LARGE MOVING PLATFORM AND BASE STATION (FIXED) COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.

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