Reduction of Mutual Coupling between E and B Field Antennas in SQIF Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0262
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-015-0737
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T015
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
073800062
Principal Investigator
 Francesca Scappuzzo
 Principal Research Scient
 (978) 689-0003
 fss@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 Francois D Lemire
 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA, 1609
 (508) 831-5359
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), in partnership with the Electrical Engineering Department of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), proposes to compute and reduce mutual coupling between E-field antennas (in Transmit mode) and SQUIDs magnetic loops (in Receive mode) for improved signal reception in SQIF arrays. For the computation of the mutual coupling in the near field PSI and WPI will use an exact quasi-analytical model based on Pocklington integral equation (Method of Moments - MoM). The selected electric antenna design will include a PSI patent pending antenna technology that has recently demonstrated excellent performance in antenna arrays for directed energy applications. The proposed research has direct applications to novel antenna technologies for Electronic Warfare (EW, SEWIP), Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM), and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT).

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