Advanced Antenna Evaluation and Design Software with Radomes and Frequency Selective Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,993.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-02-C-0434
Award Id:
59702
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0805
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Beeches Tech Campus, Bldg 3, Ste 4, Rt 26N, Turin, Rome, NY, 13440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883336190
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Drozd
Chief Scientist
(315) 334-1163
andro1@aol.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Drozd
Owner/Proprietor
(877) 334-1188
androcs@borg.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"This effort is to develop, optimize, and demonstrate a suite of physics formalisms, codes, and novel techniques for designing complex antennas such as multi-function arrays recessed in airframe surfaces and shipboard composite masts that may incorporateradomes and Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS) with complex materials. A unique and innovative approach is proposed allowing for the concurrent near field analysis of antennas in the presence of radome structures or the coupling of such antennas with othernearby airframe devices and the host platform. Of particular interest is the effect of the radome structures and mutual coupling with other devices on the substructure. The focus is on geometrical and material adaptability, as well as on reducing designtime. Computational speed and the development of a practical toolset will be addressed. The toolset will incorporate constrained tradeoff optimization routines (e.g., Pareto or genetic algorithms) that will automatically drive the process to a desirabledesign. The Optima-FSS concept design includes provisions for an array geometry generator, pre/post-processing capabilities, and a user-friendly GUI. This R&D will result in a revolutionary approach for efficiently designing and analyzing complex antennaarrays as a function of geometry, materials, EM properties, and logistical factors to a level that has not been previously demonstrated. The knowledge gained from this research will be app

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