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FOUR INPUT STACKED MICROWAVE ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15791
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15791
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATLANTIC AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS CORP.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: FOUR INPUT STACKED MICROWAVE ANTENNA
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $536,531.00
 

Abstract:

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO OBTAIN A SPECIFIC HARDWARE DESIGN THAT ALLEVIATES THE CURRENT DEFICIENCY IN THE PRESENT LINE-OF-SIGHT MICROWAVE VIDEO DATA LINK USED FOR ROBOTIC VEHICLE CONTROL. TWO HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. THE FIRST CONFIGURATION IS AN EFFICIENT FOUR-INPUT STACKED ANTENNA THAT IS EXPECTED TO YIELD LESS THAN 0.5 DB OF LOSS PER CHANNEL. THE SECOND CONFIGURATION IS A LOW LOSS MULTIPLEXER THAT, DEPENDING ON SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, MAY BE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE WITH LESS THAN 1 DB OF LOSS PER CHANNEL. ENGINEERING SKETCHES FOR THE ANTENNA DEIGN AND OUTLINE DRAWINGS FOR THE MULTIPLEXER WILL BE PROVIDED FOR COMPLETE HARDWARE PROTOTYPE FABRICATION AND TEST IN PHASE II. BREADBOARD PROTOTYPES FOR SOME OF THE KEY COMPONENTS OF THE ANTENNA WILL BE FABRICATED AND BENCH TESTED IN PHASE I. TEST RESULTS AND PROCEDURES WILL BE DOCUMENTED. A SECOND OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO RECOMMEND A HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE VIDEO TRANSMISSION FUNCTION WITH A NON-LINE-OF-SIGHT SYSTEM. THIS APPROACH WILL BE BASED ON DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND WILL USE DATA COMPRESSION. DETAILS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PHASE II PROPOSAL.

Principal Investigator:

David T Auckland
Principal Investigator
3019825285

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atlantic Aerospace Electronics
6404 Ivy Ln - Ste 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No