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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$735,293.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-13-C-0026
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-054-2393
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-054
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
2295 Village Crossing Drive, Ste 302, Falls Church, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
965121101
Principal Investigator:
YakupBayram
CEO&CTO
(614) 429-1208
yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Business Contact:
YakupBayram
CEO&CTO
(614) 429-1208
yakup.bayram@paneratech.com
Research Institute:
Stub




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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government