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Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92466
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-041-1326
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ROCK WEST SOLUTIONS, INC.
8666 Commerce Avenue San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation.
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-09-C-0051
Award Amount: $79,599.00
 

Abstract:

When flight testing missiles and other high performance vehicles, flight instrumentation antennas are required to support telemetry, data link, flight termination systems (flight safety), and tracking beacons. Integration of these antennas onto the test missiles creates challenges with respect to modifying their aerodynamic characteristics (drag) and radar cross section (RCS). Rock West Solution proposes new, advanced technology, low profile and conformal antennas made from materials that can withstand the high temperatures of high speed vehicles. These antennas can be configured to provide similar gain and pattern characteristics as their commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) counterparts, while have significantly lower impacts on drag and RCS. Our proposed concepts include antennas that can be easily adapted to curved contours of aerodynamic bodies. Bolt-on and bonded antennas are investigated, with the primary trade-offs being between integration complexity, cost and performance.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Loss
VP Programs
8585688057
keith.loss@rockwest-solutions.com

Business Contact:

Keith Loss
VP Programs
8585688057
keith.loss@rockwest-solutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ROCK WEST SOLUTIONS, INC.
8666 Commerce Avenue San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 205954438
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No