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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:
2004 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Narrow Band High Power Antennas for Airborne Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-04-C-0154
Award Amount: $749,878.00
 

Abstract:

A novel antenna and beamforming 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 high dielectric strength materials. The element exhibits very high overall aperture efficiency (in excess of 98%) with minimal dissipative losses on the order of .1 dB. During Phase I, FIRST RF demonstrated that the design is compatible with transmitter interfaces and host vehicle installation. Measured data demonstrated the required pattern and gain performance. Based on the Phase I results we believe the overall approach is sound and the risk is reasonable for execution of the Phase II program. During this program a full scale model will be built for both pattern and power handling tests. These results will show a technology ready for implementation in a production program.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
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