High Efficiency Low Weight W-Band PolyStrata Antenna

Period of Performance: 09/16/2015 - 03/15/2016

$499K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Array
Radford, VA 24141
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Nuvotronics is proposing for this Phase II effort to develop the next generation power module antenna array at 94 GHz for Active Denial (AD) systems. The power module antenna array will provide substantial reduction in cost-size-weight and power (CSWAP) by integrating multiple high power GaN MMICs in an 8-way micro-coax combiner network together with integrated end-fire antennas. In addition to substantially reducing the CSWAP, enhanced capability of electronic steering will also be added to the module by including GaN phase shifter MMICs in-line with the power amplifiers. This extended capability will not only allow for beam steering functionality at rapid speeds but also allows even greater reduction in CSWAP of the overall system by eliminating the elevation gimbal currently being used.