Ultra Wideband Electronically Steered Multi-Beam Array (1000-224)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,992.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N66001-12-P-5111
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-104-0344
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-104
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
13-164091
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Goodwin
Principal Investigator
(978) 495-5300
tgoodwin@si2technologies.com
Business Contact:
Noel Burgoa
Business Director
(978) 495-5300
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) will leverage our demonstrated expertise in efficient, high power, wideband array design to develop a low-cost, electronically steered multi-beam array for multiple shipboard Information Operations (IO) applications. We will build on prior Navy phased array efforts to extend the performance initially to 1 - 10 GHz, and then to 1-21 and 1-50 GHz with high efficiency at targeted frequencies. We will also investigate an array configuration that will extend the available frequency coverage down to 300 MHz, a range already successfully designed, built and tested utilizing similar array architecture. This approach enables simultaneous generation of multiple beams at multiple frequencies to improve overall system performance. This represents a significant improvement over the currently envisioned single beam dish-based solution. In Phase I, SI2 will develop a 10:1 bandwidth electronically steered multi-beam array, and validate our design and manufacturing approach. In Phase II, we will extend the bandwidth to 20:1 - 50:1, and we will team with an industry partner for transition.

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