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Advanced Radiating Apertures for Reduced Signature Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69906
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-004-1069
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: 2004
Title: Advanced Radiating Apertures for Reduced Signature Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-04-C-0151
Award Amount: $69,949.00
 

Abstract:

There is a critical need to increase the capability of new apertures and arrays to support electronic attack on advanced airborne reduced signature platforms such as Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). New apertures must have the following characteristics: scalable with high-power capability, ability to handle high power with low observable integration, electronically steerable, provide beam agility, and support bandwidth requirements. FIRST RF is proposing an antenna design that takes advantage of an optimal lattice design. The proposed lattice design provides for an improvement in scanned array bandwidth. The lattice geometry is compatible with signature reduced array techniques. In addition, improved element designs incorporating techniques in miniaturization, broadband matching, and reduced and shared cavities will provide for further bandwidth extension within the scanned array environment. Efficiently extending the bandwidths of the C&D bands of an EA antenna suite may provide for the ability to reduce the total number of EA apertures to three versus the current four. This will provide for less impact on the aircraft signature in installation. A key element design under consideration is a slot-line spiral which has inherent LO characteristics.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
President
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