28GHz-43GHz Nadir/Near-Nadir (~70-90 degrees wrt horizontal) Low Probability of Intercept Radio Frequency Direction Finding/GeoLocation Capability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$744,361.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0141
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-118-1173
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-118
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
1210 First State Blvd, Wilmington, DE, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
361961126
Principal Investigator:
Stoyan Stoyanov
Senior research Scientist
(302) 993-1070
stoyan@spectrum-magnetics.com
Business Contact:
Jianrong Lin
President
(302) 379-9808
jrlin@spectrum-magnetics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In this program, we propose a radio frequency (RF) direction finding sensor for low probability of intercept (LPI) RF radar system. This sensor consists of a dielectric lenses focusing system and an innovative focus plane detector array (FPDA) developed by Spectrum Magnetics, LLC (SM). The focusing system project the RF signal onto its focus plane. A novel FPDA based on emerging spintronic and metamaterials devices, with each element being much smaller than the EM wavelength, accurately detects the diffracted field distribution produced by the lenses. The center of the distribution is related to the direction of the incident waves. The direction can thus be extracted from the position of image of the transmitter in the focus plane and parameters of the focusing lens system.

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