Millimeter-Wave Navigation & Reconnaissance Sensor

Period of Performance: 12/29/1998 - 06/28/1999


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Chang Industry, Inc.
1925 McKinley Avenue
LaVerne, CA 91750
Principal Investigator


A low-cost, sub-beamwidth resolution 94GHz passive radiometric imager for navigation and reconnaissance is proposed. An innovative array structure with a fast scanning high efficiency antenna will be mounted to a low-flying aircraft. High performance and potentially very low cost heterodyne detection techniques will be used. Analysis of the sensor for navigation purposes has been conducted. Operational flexibility of the system has been considered. The array, imager and fast scanning antenna are based on proven technology with very low potential costs.