Advanced Evaluation and Design Software for Antennas with Radome and FSS Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-02-C-0433
Agency Tracking Number: N022-1131
Amount: $69,829.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Visualem Corp.
2019 Georgetown Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: 118732838
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tayfun Ozdemir
 (734) 222-4558
Business Contact
 Tayfun Ozdemir
Title: President
Phone: (734) 222-4558
Research Institution
This proposed work envisions a software suite for modeling antennas with radomes and frequency selective surfaces. Infinite as well as finite arrays will be modeled efficiently. Phase I work will involve a feasibility study of the proposed computationalalgorithms and their capabilities for various antenna structures (periodic or finite in size) as well as structure which incorporates a radome. Nearby structures will also be considered by integration of the associated tools as they evolve. Designoptimization tools will be an integral part of the software suite and will be incorporated with the user in mind. Graphical interfaces that offer stand-alone geometry/grid generation will be developed. Additionally, the interface will allow for importingof external CAD files in standard formats as well as use of various external gridding tools. The importance of antennas to commercial and governmental organizations can hardly be overstated. They are ubiquitous structures in every military and commercialvehicle, and thus there is a continuous and growing need for antenna design methods to develop a variety of new antennas which combine a variety of competing needs. Access to capable EDA tools will become the key competitive advantage for high-technologycompanies for the next 10 to 15 years. Thus, there is an increasing emphasis on design methods for designing sophisticated multifunctional antennas.

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