Broadband, lightweight, low profile passive phased array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: N092-102-0740
Amount: $749,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-102
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road, Russ Research Center, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 603299207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gordon Little
 Principal Engineer
 (937) 320-5999
 glittle@spectra-research.com
Business Contact
 Jerry Capozzi
Title: President / COO
Phone: (937) 320-5999
Email: capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
There is an urgent, growing demand for versatile, lightweight, low profile, phased arrays to be utilized on advanced ISR platforms. These arrays can be employed for accurate determination of the direction of arrival of emitted signals and for detection of weak signals in noisy environments. The array may be used with lens systems having many channels or with digital receivers with fewer channels that incorporate advanced beamforming algorithms (i.e. MUSIC). It is imperative that these arrays be extremely broadband and very lightweight to allow expanded time on station. Spectra Research has prepared an aggressive plan to develop these advanced arrays. The objective of the Phase II program is to apply the validated Phase I methodology to develop, fabricate and test a prototype array that meets the design goals. The broadband, steerable, low profile, passive phased array will provide improvement over fielded designs in weight, depth, aperture efficiency, response linearity, and will be configured for deployment on various ISR platforms. The prototype is to provide instantaneous dual polarization coverage over the full frequency band for interface with a specified receiver system.

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