Ballistic Missile Tracking and Detection with Plasma Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$595,609.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DASG60-02-C-0055
Award Id:
53043
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0215
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
980 American Pacific Drive, Henderson, NV, 89014
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
001200299
Principal Investigator:
Theodore Anderson
(702) 734-1888
anderdrted@aol.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Polis
(702) 734-1888
jerrypolis@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Through theoretical analysis and experimental testing ASI is ascertaining the suitability of using gas plasma for a high-powered, reconfigurable antenna operating in both the S and X-bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. This design would be used todetect and track ballistic missile. We believe this design will allow development of multifunctional, multi-spectral plasma array antennas capable of operation in two disparate areas of the spectrum from a single aperture. In addition we are looking atthe suitability of using plasma to replace existing expensive phase shifters in high power array antennas. If this application is successful, it would significantly educe the size, number and cost of phase array antennas. We are evaluating thefeasibility of storing and releasing electromagnetic energy through plasma windows, which would allow rapid reconfigurability and greatly reduced side and back lobes. These design concepts would be applicable to the missions supported by the BMDO."

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