W-Band Circular Electrically Scanned Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S615
Agency Tracking Number: A072-115-0603
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-115
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
Goleta Star LLC
24085 Garnier St, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: 800116324
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cheng Pao
 (310) 320-1111
Business Contact
 John Kirk
Title: VP
Phone: (310) 891-2435
Email: jckirkjr@goletastar.com
Research Institution
Goleta Star LLC with support from Quinstar and Academia will develop a low-cost lite-weight W-band ESA. The approach is based upon a novel architecture, and will provide E-scan in two dimensions. It is scalable to other frequencies and larger apertures. It is particularly attractive at W-band where component technology is still relatively expensive. Innovative approaches enable low-cost solutions to be implemented to provide electronic scanning in both the azimuth and elevation planes. ESA designs at both W-band and Ka-band have been developed. The design is scalable so that small or large apertures can be realized to adjust the design to platform constraints and mission requirements. The design approach focuses on an MTI mode initially with easy adaptation to SAR. The approach can be utilized for radar and / or communication. During Phase II we will build a first model of the ESA. We will also build a model of the associated Radar IF. We will then integrate the antenna and IF, and conduct test and evaluation of the resultant system.

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