Computational method for an AEW end-fire antenna
|Coordinator||SAAB Aktiebolag - SAAB AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 125 000|
|Project duration||October 2014 - February 2018|
Purpose and goal
All targets were fulfilled. Ground-breaking algorithms that achieve unmatched improvements in computation time and memory requirements were delivered on schedule. The academia has consequently secured a publication volume that exceeds the initially expected. A spin-off application concerning arrays with a depth dimension was examined, in which the possibility to suppress grating lobes was demonstrated.
Expected results and effects
The results are expected to have a number of positive effects. Secondly, the long-term effects on Saab´s radar portfolio, as well as those resulting from the establishment of ESI Nordics as an external SME part: Saab does not need to invest in a new code development business Saab can acquire the required computing capacity from ESI Nordics under commercial terms ESI Nordics receives a brand new, highly efficient product in its portfolio, ... ... which also benefits the Swedish academy as well as industry.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been a close collaboration between industry and academia with Saab as a requirement specifier and project manager. Lund University has contributed theoretical studies and calculations. The work was conducted with quarterly follow-up meetings where all parties discussed their obtained results and direction for the next period. Ideas and results were continuously exchanged between the participants.