Active Aperture Array Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Active Aperture Array Program seeks to develop innovative electronics technologies that will enable the revolutionary architectures and capabilities of future electronically scanned array (ESA) apertures. The emphasis is on enabling affordable solutions without sacrificing advanced performance at RF frequencies from microwave through millimeter wave.

Research efforts are currently focused on:

  • Improvement of solid state device parameters including: switching speed,bandwidth, noise, dynamic range, linearity and robustness to dense signal environments
  • Increasing the performance and efficiency of component technologies via advanced semiconductor III-V materials such as InP, GaN, SiC and others such as evolving nanotechnology materials
  • Demonstrate size reduction of components needed to fit within an array lattice
  • Mixed analog and digital conversion circuits and signal processing architectures

Note: Proposers are encouraged to contact the program officer to discuss their research interest prior to the submission of formal proposals.

Program Contact Information

Name: Dr. Deborah Van Vechten

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 31

Division: Electronics Sensors and Network Research


Office of Naval Research
875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1425
Arlington, VA 22203

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