Reconfigurable Antenna Integration in Aperstructures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$450,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-05-C-0528
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-103-0474
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
David Clark
Analyst
(805) 968-6787
dclark@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Contracts
(805) 968-6787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to further develop and demonstrate a multifunctional design methodology that will enable an electronically reconfigurable antenna (ERA) system to be integrated into the load-bearing structure of a ship. It is a goal of this study to enhance the EM/Power design toolkit and methodology so that it can effectively be used for the design of Aperstructures. An Aperstructure is an integrated, multifunctional, low-observable structure. Hence, the electromagnetic functions (which can include antenna systems as well as low-observable elements) are integrated into the structural design. The objective is to develop an Aperstructure design toolkit which will allow the development of reconfigurable skins, surfaces, and structures which will make more efficient and optimal use of limited vehicle or platform space. In addition we will develop a design, perform the numerical analysis and performance predictions, and build and test a working Aperstructure section. The design goal will be to design a section that we can model using the enhanced EM/Power Toolkit and that can be tested for both electromagnetic and structural performance. The goal will be to work directly with ONR and NSWC Carderock Division to design, model, and test a working Aperstructure section.

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