Novel Phased Array Antenna Technology for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003P0244
Agency Tracking Number: 031-0013
Amount: $69,600.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
13 Henshaw Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 002234375
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jing Zhao
 (781) 933-0513
Business Contact
 Lei Zhang
Title: Director of R&D
Phone: (781) 933-0513
Research Institution
This program addresses a revolutionary low cost manufacturing technology of digitally switchable fiberoptic true time delay manifold for high performance phased array antenna. By using an improved electro-optic material system, the proposed integrateddevice will provide sub-microsecond high reconfigurable speed. Our approach is sate-of-the-art in design and closely coupled with proven volume fiber optic component manufacturing techniques, holding a promise of realizing practical optical digital delaywith performance and cost that have not been achieved before. The non-metallic fiber optics approach provides ultra-high and instantaneous bandwidth as well as immunity to electromagnetic interference and jamming. The proposed compact, lightweight, ultrareliable, and low power consumption photonic phase array antenna is well suited to conform into vehicle boy with improved stealth and reduced risk. The proposed demonstration 5 bit reconfigurable optical delay line is not presently commercially availablebut is already in critical demand for the phase array radar applications. It is anticipated that the proposed high performance device will have wide application in DoD systems such as photonic radar and fiberoptic microwave distribution network. Theanticipated commercial optical communication market is very large with forecasted reaching billion dollars by year 2006.

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