ANTIMULTIPATH SYSTEM FOR MEASUREMENT OF ULTRALOW SIDELOBE ANTENNA PATTERNS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$640,231.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
17796
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zeger-abrams, Inc.
1112 Clark Road, Wyndmoor, PA, 19118
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Burton S. Abrams
 (215) 576-5566
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A NOVEL TECHNIQUE IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL ALLOW THE RESOLUTION, ANALYSIS, AND SUPPRESSION OF THE MULTIPATH COMPONENTS OF AN ANTENNA RANGE MEASUREMENT TEST SIGNAL% THE TECHNIQUE ACHIEVES TIME DELAY RESOLUTION MUCH FINER THAN THE RECIPROCAL OF THE BANDWIDTH OF THE TEST SIGNAL* AS A RESULT, ULTRA LOW SIDELOBE ANTENNA MEASUREMENTS CAN BE MADE IN REAL TIME WITHOUT USING AN ULTRA WIDEBAND TEST SIGNAL AND WITHOUT CORRUPTION BY UNAVOIDABLE MULTIPATH ARTIFACTS ON THE ANTENNA TEST RANGE. COMPUTER PROGRAMS THAT SIMULATE THE OPERATION OF THIS NEW MULTIPATH SUPPRESSION TECHNIQUE WILL BE USED TO OPTIMIZE THE SYSTEM PARAMETERS FOR OPERATION AT THE SPECIFIED MEASUREMENT SPEED AND ACCURACY. THIS WILL PROVIDE A DEMONSTRATION OF FEASIBILITY AND WILL ALLOW THE DESIGN DEFINITION OF A HARDWARE PROTOTYPE TO BE FORMULATED. THE PARAMETERS OF THE PROTOTYPE HARDWARE SYSTEM WILL BE OPTIMIZED FOR THE ACCURATE REAL TIME MEASUREMENT OF ULTRA LOW SIDELOBES AND NULLS OF A MODERN ANTENNA ARRAY#

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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