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Compact, Wideband, Single or Dual Antenna Geolocation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81336
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-110-2777
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Compact, Wideband, Single or Dual Antenna Geolocation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-V002
Award Amount: $729,879.00
 

Abstract:

The current conflict in the Middle East has been the impetus behind tremendous advances in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare systems, algorithms and hardware. While most of the EW systems in use are vehicle based, a major thrust towards capability of the individual soldier is required in order to maintain ground superiority. A particular area of interest addressed in this proposal is to develop a robust, wideband, portable system that extends geolocation capabilities to the individual warfighter from a mobile platform. Using the achievements from Phase I, key areas of interest will be to continue antenna development for both backpack-mounted and vehicle-mounted options with increased coverage and characterization of multipath effects and to develop techniques to enhance system robustness. Other areas of focus are to develop and demonstrate ranging algorithms, including multilateration and multi-user techniques, explore direction finding techniques to maximize performance, flexibility, and robustness and survey OTS receivers to demonstrate system-level performance. Finally, miniaturization of the components and in particular the antenna is another challenge that needs to be addressed. A key element of our proposal is a suite of wearable, deployable and concealed antennas and RF products that individually and collectively serve as geolocation and SIGINT sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
3034495211
flalezari@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

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

FIRST RF CORP.
4865 Sterling Drive Boulder, CO 80301

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