Flat Panel Shelter-Mountable Phased Array Antenna for DoD Systems of Record

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-A804
Agency Tracking Number: A093-176-0850
Amount: $69,318.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-176
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Minerva Systems & Technologies, LLC
55 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI, 02842
DUNS: 808071695
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Kalyan Ganesan
 VP/CTO
 (401) 855-6721
 kganesan@minervatechnology.com
Business Contact
 Bhanu Ganesan
Title: President
Phone: (401) 855-6721
Email: belechak@chemimage.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop innovative concept designs for flat-panel, low-profile, smallest possible aperture, phased-array GBS receive antennas in the 10.5 – 13.5 GHz Ku-band and 20.2 – 21.2 GHz K/Ka-band. Furthermore, the objectives include that the antenna be realized within a 40” cross section. Conventional array antenna designs to meet the G/T requirements in the Ku and Ka bands would require apertures that are significantly large. Thus, it is the objective of this proposal to achieve novel designs by employing Metamaterials (Mtms) to realize physically smaller apertures without compromising on the bandwidth as well as on other capabilities of the terminal.

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