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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$118,922.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-04-C-L403
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1377
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-120
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
WANG ELECTRO-OPTO CORP.
2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 110, Marietta, GA, 30067
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796267656
Principal Investigator:
Johnson Wang
Chief Scientist
(770) 955-9311
jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact:
Paul Butler
Director of Program Devel
(770) 955-9321
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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