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Wideband, Dual-Polarized, High-Frequency (HF) Element

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86638
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-064-1523
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-TRACK CORPORATION
2223 Drake Avenue SW 1st Floor HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wideband, Dual-Polarized, High-Frequency (HF) Element
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-08-C-0032
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

Antenna performance (gain) is proportional to antenna size. Q-Track proposes a combined vertical polarization (V-pol) and horizontal polarization (H-pol) ultrawideband (UWB) antenna element with bandwidth capable of covering the entire 6-28MHz bandwidth. This element will have a height of approximately 20m (60ft) to achieve a lower frequency of 6MHz. Q-Track further proposes to establish a scale-bandwidth relationship for this element to demonstrate how more compact tuned versions of the element could be used at the cost of a more restricted simultaneous bandwidth. Alternatively, the bandwidth of a 6-28MHz element can be extended down to 3MHz or even lower using such tuning. Q-Track will validate theoretical predictions by measurements on scale models of the elements. Q-Track's approach will conclusively demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed design and allow the Air Force to make an informed decision on an appropriate size element to achieve desired performance.

Principal Investigator:

Hans G. Schantz
Chief Scientist
2564890075
h.schantz@q-track.com

Business Contact:

Jerome S. Gabig
President
2564890075
j.gabig@q-track.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-TRACK CORP.
515 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 550810580
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No