PolyStrata based Fragmented Array Antenna for Next Generation Ka-band Phased Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-M-0174
Agency Tracking Number: F131-079-0814
Amount: $149,873.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-079
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop, Radford, VA, -
DUNS: 827121455
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Hooman Kazemi
 VP of Technology
 (800) 341-2333
 hkazemi@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact
 Scott Meller
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (800) 341-2333
Email: contracts@nuvotronics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
ABSTRACT: Our approach is to enable the proven fragmented antenna design from GTRI at Ka-band frequency range through the highly dimension controlled and low loss PolyStrata process at Nuvotronics. This will provide frequency scalability, connectivity to phased array electronics through the microcoax PolyStrata transmission lines and ultra-compactness and conformity to a predesigned shape. This is in addition to already proven fragmented antenna design advantages proven by GTRI at a lower frequency range. BENEFIT: An advanced PolyStrata based fragmented array antenna will be enabled for the next generation Ka-band phased arrays providing higher bandwidth, dual polarization, larger scan volumes at substantially lower CSWAP. Our approach focuses on the architecture design and development of the module array in which is can be arrayed to build conformal larger scale antennas with the integrated RF electronics.

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