Wide Bandwidth, High Performance Cost Effective Antenna Elements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-C-4526
Agency Tracking Number: N111-040-0223
Amount: $749,974.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
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, -
DUNS: 796267656
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. H.
 Chief Scientist
 (770) 955-9311
 jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact
 Paul Butler
Title: Director of Program Devel
Phone: (770) 955-9321
Email: pbutler@weo.com
Research Institution
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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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