Low Cost Planar Antennas for Phased Array Radars

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,964.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7796
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-011-0017
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA07-T011
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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 J.H. Wang
Chief Scientist
(770) 955-9311
jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact:
Paul Butler
Director of Program Development
(770) 955-9321
pbutler@weo.com
Research Institution:
OHIO STATE U. ENG. EXPERIMENT STN.
James F Ball
228A Bolz Hall
2036 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43210
(614) 292-4903
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Under STTR Topic MDA07-T011, "Low Cost Planar Antennas for Phased Array Radars," Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO) proposes to develop a low-cost planar array element antenna for integration into a beamsteering array panel. The planar array antenna should operate over the entire X-band for MDA's specific radar application, and achieve a 50% reduction in life-cycle costs from current arrays. The STTR effort will be supported by the Ohio State University (OSU) (primary) and Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). The technical approach will be focused on three baseline designs: (1) WEO's Integrated Antenna Phase-Shifter (IAPS), (2) OSU's Current Sheet Antenna (CSA), (3) GT's Fragmented Aperture (FA). These three baseline designs will be investigated and compared in Phase-I. The proposed research will leverage WEO's IAPS technology, OSU's CSA, and GT's FA, which are top candidates for low-cost broadband planar phased arrays. This STTR program will benefit from WEO's fifteen years' experience in developing ultra-broadband conformal antennas for the US Armed Forces. It will have a significant payoff, since the ElectroScience Laboratory of OSU has been the world's most renowned university laboratory in antenna research, including phased arrays, and GT is among the top university laboratories in antenna and radar technologies.

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