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Physically-Small VHF SAR Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68812
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0404
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Physically-Small VHF SAR Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R246
Award Amount: $98,939.00
 

Abstract:

The challenge of transferring VHF FOPEN technology to small tactical platforms lies in achieving adequate antenna characteristics within the allowable size, weight, and mechanical constraints. The key elements of the FIRST RF innovative design include: innovative broadband beamforming concept to achieve the necessary gain and front to back ratio over the entire 20 - 90 MHz bandwidth (the proposed excitation has been simulated over the bandwidth demonstrating the required performance); an antenna design that is adaptable to a wide range of configurations and installations; an antenna design that has examined active and passive tuning techniques, single versus dual band approaches, and balanced versus imbalanced designs; and finally a test configuration that enables complete free space calibration of installed antenna performance. The antenna design baseline is backed by both physical models built in preparation for this proposal and detailed electromagnetic models including mutual coupling considerations.

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