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Narrow Band High Power Antennas for Airborne Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62211
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1625
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Narrow Band High Power Antennas for Airborne Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-03-M-0096
Award Amount: $97,684.00
 

Abstract:

A novel approach is proposed that satisfies all critical system requirements. The design is based on modification of a waveguide radiating element using high dielectric strength materials. The radiating element design is compatible with a range of highdielectric strength materials. The element exhibits very high overall aperture efficiency (in excess of 98%) with minimal dissipative losses in the order of .1 dB. It will be shown that the design is compatible with several high strength dielectricmaterials. A robust plan to manufacture the antenna is presented that takes into account manufacturing of the final article that needs to conform to the host vehicle. Based on the past success and studies done in support of preparation for this proposalwe believe the overall approach is sound and the risk is reasonable for execution of the program and carrying through to phase 2 and ultimately an implemented production program is low. Broadband, conformal, high power antennas have direct application toEW platforms and electronic attack missions. The technology will directly support a number of ongoing DOD acquisition programs, including weapons and manned/unmanned aircraft. On the civilian side the need for broadband high power communications existsand the technology will resolve key issues. Commercial benefits include high data rate transfer from mobile platforms, both air and ground.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
Principal Engineer & CEO
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
President & Staff Enginee
3034491855
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORP.
1200 28th Street, Suite 302 Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 651165101
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No