Digital Multifunction Sensor

Period of Performance: 02/23/1998 - 05/23/2000

$746K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Mission Research Corp.
735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

Mission Research Corporation (MRC), in cooperation with Analytic Designs, Inc. (ADI), proposes the development of a state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics (CEM) modeling package designed to accurately and effficiently predict the radiation properties of planar, singly or doubly-curved conformal antennas on complex treated or untreated vehicles. The key antenna modeling technlogy, to be developed during Phase II of this SBIR, involves expanding MRC's current state-of-the-art finite element (FE) technology and creating a product that provides maximum benefit to the Government with maximum commercial appeal. The resulting suite of analysis tools will allow the simulation of conformal antennas as well as their associated feed network. This will involve a logical extention of MRC's previous cutting-edge efforts in conformal antenna analysis and this SBIR will have access to MRC's and ADI's experienced research staff. The successful completion of phase II will result in a general purpose antenna analysis code of unparalleled capabilities in terms of geometrical adaptability and material versatility. These features are essential for antenna designers and are key to commercialization of the codes. Based on our previous experience, we are extremely confident that the proposed codes will be very successful and will deliver the design capabilities necessary for future commercial and military applications.