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Conformal UHF SATCOM Antenna for Tactical Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
26533
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26533
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: 1996
Title: Conformal UHF SATCOM Antenna for Tactical Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $175,000.00
 

Abstract:

Existing UHF SATCOM antennas are unsuitable for use on high performance tactical aircraft due to their size, weight, and/or aerodynamics. The proposed efort seeks to fill the Navy's need for conformal or minimal protrusion SATCOM antennas for their tactical aircraft. Two breadboard antennas, one broadband and one tunable, would be developed and demonstrated. The broadband element would be no larger than 16" dia. x 5" deep and would operate over both the transmit and receive bands simultaneously. The tunable antenna would be significantly smaller, and would use 4 59 6 fixed tuning steps to cover the two bands. Frequency information needed for tuning is shared by the UHF radio and the antenna via a digital interface. Technical objectives include the development of computational models for the antenna concepts, demonstration of two breadboard elements via hardware design, fabrication, and test, and a feasibility analysis based on the results

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Humen
3019825264

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atlantic Aerospace
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 300 Greenbelt, MD 20770

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