COMPACT HIGH EFFICIENCY MULTIAPERTURE BROAD SPECTRUM SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$489,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
5762
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc.
250 East Dr, Melbourne, FL, 32904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 J J Pan
 (305) 723-3226
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HYPERSONIC INTERCEPTORS REQUIRE COMPACT, HIGH EFFICIENCY MULTIAPERTURE BROADBAND SENSORS TO DETECT/IDENTIFY STEALTH VEHICLES. E-TEK PROPOSES A MULTI-BEAM PHASED-ARRAY SYSTEM COVERING RF FREQUENCIES OF 100 MHZ TO 60 GHZ AND INFRA-RED OPTICAL WAVELENGTHS. THE 100 MHZ TO 60 GHZ SUBSYSTEM IS AN OPTICALLY CONTROLLED MULTIBEAM PHASED-ARRAY USING PROGRAMMABLE MASKING TECHNIQUE. THIS TECHNIQUE CAN REDUCE SIZE/WEIGHT/COST/POWER CONSIDERABLY, BECAUSE IT DOES NOT REQUIRE PHASE SHIFTERS AND/OR COMPLEX WEIGHTS. THE OPTICAL MULTI-BEAM PHASE-ARRAY SUBSYSTEM CONSISTS OF LASER DIODES AND INTEGRATED OPTIC PHASE SHIFTERS. THE INTEGRATED PHASE SHIFTERS ARE ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLABLLE, AND ARE MASS PRODUCIBLE. E-TEK WILL DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE THE PHASE-ARRAY SYSTEM IN PHASE I R&D, AND IT WILL LEAD TO PHASE II HARDWARE FABRICATIONS/EVALUATION.

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