Wide Bandwidth, High Performance Cost Effective Antenna Elements

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,974.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-13-C-4526
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-040-0223
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-040
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Wang Electro-Opto Corporation
2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 120, Marietta, GA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796267656
Principal Investigator:
J. H.
Chief Scientist
(770) 955-9311
jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact:
Paul Butler
Director of Program Devel
(770) 955-9321
pbutler@weo.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Phased arrays are a key component in modern naval warfare. Its applications range from radars to electronic warfare (EW), surveillance & communications, etc. Its important applications to other military and commercial systems and platforms are obvious. For decades, wideband wide-scan planar phased arrays have faced highly challenging technical difficulties and high costs. The proposed Navy SBIR Phase-II research program, Topic N111-040, is to develop a linearly-polarized array element design that can operate from 2 to 12 GHz, with a wide scan angle of 60 degrees or more. This wideband array can replace several arrays in S-X bands on a platform of limited surface area suitable for antenna mounting, thus potentially achieving a reduction of 70% or more in both acquisition and life-cycle costs. The feasibility of the proposed approach has been demonstrated in Phase-I effort at Wang Electro-Opto Corporation (WEO), supported by the ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) of the Ohio State University (OSU). The design approach will be optimized by computer simulation and breadboard verification. A small phased array panel will be developed and its beam-scan capability will be demonstrated using a beam-steering network of limited angular range. The design is protected by U.S. patent #8,264, 410 B1, 11 September 2012.

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