Asymmetric Gradient Index prism Array Technology for Electronically Scanned Antennas

Period of Performance: 12/14/1998 - 06/15/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th Street Array
Torrance, CA 90501
Principal Investigator


To enable military aircraft to use low-power radar for all-weather and low altitude operations, the Applied Technology (AT) Division of Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes an electronically scanning, compact antenna technology. POC's approach will produce high scanning speeds and wide scanning angles, thanks to simple, user-friendly, low-power driving circuitry. POC's concept offers a much wider circle of applications, including passive and active imaging, autonomous guidance, target detection and tracking, and covering the millimeter and submillimeter bands of the feasibility of the concept and optimize the design parameters of an early prototype antenna.