Antenna Array and Beamformers to Support Ka-Band Brownout Radar Systems
Navy SBIR FY2008.2
||Navy SBIR FY2008.2|
||Antenna Array and Beamformers to Support Ka-Band Brownout Radar Systems|
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
||nGimat proposes to develop low-cost, lightweight antenna array and beamformer for Ka-band radar systems. The sensor system is to support the safe approach and landing during brownout, whiteout, and sea spray as well as improved safety for night and no/low visibility low altitude pilotage. In Phase I, we will study trade-offs of various antenna architectures, design and analyze the antenna and beamformer, develop the critical component, and build and test critical component. In Phase II we will build a prototype antenna array, along with the appropriate hardware/software to meet the cost/weight/performance goals. |
||The sensor system developed will find widespread military and private sector use as a rotorcraft sensor. The sensor could be used by helicopters in the medical and new industries to aid in trying to land in adverse weather conditions with no or low visibility.|