SUBMARINE RF COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
20409
Agency Tracking Number:
20409
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
75 Aero Camino, Suite A, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Thomas L. Larry
(805) 968-6787
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A design study is proposed for antenna systems mounted on buoys which will be towed by submerged submarines and part of the COPERNICUS System communication link. Several types of multi-element antenna structures and matching network topologies will be investigated. Optimization analyses will be performed for each combination of structure and network topology. This will result in a set of 'optimum' designs. A tradeoff analysis will then be performed to determine the design or designs that best satisfy the requirements of the Copernicus System. Optimization will be accomplished using ANTELOPE - a unique set of software tools which Toyon has developed to optimize electromagnetic EM system design concepts. The antenna systems will make use of optical technologies. This includes fiber optic links, optical modulator devices which directly sense the incoming EM fields, and optically controllable circuit elements.

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