Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antennas (ULI-AESA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0129
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0361
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB072-021
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
GOLETA STAR LLC
24085 Garnier St, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
800116324
Principal Investigator:
Cheng Pao
PI
(310) 320-1111
CPao@quinstar.com
Business Contact:
John Kirk
VP
(310) 320-1111
jckirkjr@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Goleta Star LLC with support from academia, Quinstar and other supporting businesses proposes to develop an Ultra-Light Interlaced Active Electronically Steerable Antennas (ULI-AESA) at two frequencies to support dual shared aperture usage. There are a number of alternative solutions that will be traded off in Phase I. The baseline proposed approach balances front-end innovation and advanced back-end processing techniques to evolve a cost-effective product for relatively small size UAV applications, with weight and power goals of < 10-lbs and < 100-watts respectively. The target system provides wide FOV coverage, with wide bandwidth for high resolution SAR and potentially wideband directive communications. The Phase I tradeoff effort will enable DARPA to select a preferred approach, from among the candidate options presented, for detailed design, development and evaluation in a Phase II. Limited lab testing and demonstration will be performed during the basic Phase I effort to assist in the tradeoff analysis and option formulation.

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