High-Performance, Low-Profile and UWB Tightly Coupled Antenna Array

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: F112-054-2393
Amount: $735,293.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-054
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
2295 Village Crossing Drive, Ste 302, Falls Church, VA, -
DUNS: 965121101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yakup Bayram
 CEO&CTO
 (614) 429-1208
 yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Business Contact
 Yakup Bayram
Title: CEO&CTO
Phone: (614) 429-1208
Email: yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: During phase I, we successfully designed a low-profile dual-linear polarization UWB (20-50 GHz) phase array antenna design. A key component of our UWB array is that it has a wide angle scan capability that is critical to achieving uninterrupted communication on the move. We showed that it could scan from zenith down to at least 15 degrees above the horizon, superior to any existing phase array designs. Our design also features a single PCB (RT/Duroid) and a standard-size coaxial feeding cable with feature sizes that can be manufactured with advanced PCB manufacturing techniques. In Phase II, we will further optimize/refine the array design and demonstrate its key performance parameters such the bandwidth, wide scan angle, polarization, etc. on a prototype array with measurements at the anechoic chamber. We will also develop a roadmap for low-cost mass-fabrication of the array for faster transition to the market. BENEFIT: The proposed research and development offers a new design paradigm in developing conformal wideband low-profile antennas. We anticipate that the proposed technology will lead to low-cost and low-profile antenna solutions for high speed data communication links on aircrafts. It will enable low-drag and light-weight solutions in addition to increased antenna performance. It's anticipated that the proposed antenna technology also has significant potential in the commercial airborne platforms due to its low-cost and light-weight characteristics in addition to increased performance over legacy antenna systems.

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