Smart Single or Multiple Beam Forming Antennas in the 1 to 2 GHz Range

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-04-C-L403
Agency Tracking Number: A032-1377
Amount: $118,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: A03-120
Solitcitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
WANG ELECTRO-OPTO CORP.
2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 110, Marietta, GA, 30067
Duns: 796267656
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Johnson Wang
 Chief Scientist
 (770) 955-9311
 jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact
 Paul Butler
Title: Director of Program Devel
Phone: (770) 955-9321
Email: pbutler@weo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) needs multi-band airborne and ground vehicular antennas that can cover all JTRS bands over 1-2.5 GHz and have steerable beams. The difficulties in developing these antennas are due to the requirements of not only multi-band/broadband to cover 1-2.5 GHz, but also low-profile and conformability suitable for mounting on a military airborne and/or ground platform, as well as an affordable cost for inherently expensive beam steering. Fortunately, Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO) has recently developed an airborne multiband/broadband array antenna having performance and features generally similar to the requirements of this Army SBIR program, Topic A03-120, as well as affordable costs. The main differences are the wider operating frequency range and the specific JTRS bands in this SBIR program. Based on this new technology, Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO) proposes to develop a smart beam-forming antenna operating throughout the 1-2.5 GHz JTRS bands. The initial design is for single-beam with multiple-beam features to be added later if desired.

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