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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:
2005 / 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 80301-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Physically-Small VHF SAR Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R168
Award Amount: $744,893.00
 

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. FIRST RF has developed during Phase I a simple, novel approach to meeting the tough performance requirements. 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 bandwidth; incorporation of an efficienct lightweight commercial antenna achieving the bandwidth within a single aperture; an antenna design that is adaptable to a wide range of configurations and installations; and finally a test configuration that enables complete free space calibration of installed antenna performance. During Phase I, FIRST RF validated the design through both electromagnetic modeling and full scale measured patterns on a mock up platform. This design will be the baseline for the development of a flyable prototype in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa C. Boone
Chief Operating Officer
3034495211
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORP.
4865 Sterling Drive Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80301

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