Innovative improvements to High-Frequency Simulation Methods for Installed Antenna Performance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0515
Agency Tracking Number: N103-197-0006
Amount: $999,584.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-197
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
3015 Village Office Place, Champaign, IL, -
DUNS: 782768977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kipp
 Chief Scientist
 (312) 873-1101
Business Contact
 Matthew Miller
Title: President
Phone: (217) 363-3396
Research Institution
Delcross proposes to systematically validate the Savant and Savant-Hybrid ray tracing solvers for a wide variety of installed antenna configurations, including far-field patterns, near-field distributions, and antenna-to-antenna coupling. Reference benchmarks will be developed from full-wave solvers, measurements, and analytic solutions. When shortcomings in existing methods/algorithms are identified, they will be investigated and revised as necessary to provide better comparison with benchmark solutions. Building off Phase I work, we will continue investigation of simple antenna, geometric, and material configurations where scattering mechanisms can be identified a priori. Significant effort will also be devoted to realistic antennas and installation platforms, including aircraft, radomes, and complex antennas/arrays. Such tests will assess the robustness of implementation when confronting irregular and complex geometry. Working with NAVAIR, we will develop and execute validation cases based on existing measurements of platform-installed antennas. If needed, new measurement test cases will be developed with NAVAIR and performed in an anechoic chamber or outdoor range. In a separate concurrent project, Delcross is adding more advanced physics models to Savant/Savant-Hybrid, and these will be tested as part of the proposed effort. All test configurations and result comparisons will be documented in an evolving data book.

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