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Low Power Radar and Wireless Network Communications for Small Cooperative UAVs…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68816
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0433
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road North Billerica, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Low Power Radar and Wireless Network Communications for Small Cooperative UAVs (1000-016)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R243
Award Amount: $98,997.00
 

Abstract:

SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes an innovative low power, low cost, multi band SAR which can be integrated into the structure of small UAVs. In addition to the SAR, SI2 will also integrate high bandwidth wireless network communications into small UAVs, so that they operate cooperatively in sending data to ground assets either directly or via other UAVs in the squadron. Our approach is to integrate SI2's Direct Write design, materials and manufacturing technology with system design to fabricate conformal antenna systems that meet both structural and electronic system requirements. The technology is applicable to a wide variety of electrical systems, including tuning mechanisms and matching circuits to enable the radar high transfer efficiency necessary for severely power limited vehicles. These antennas and associated electronics can be integrated into structural locations, such as wings and fuselage with no drag and minimal weight penalty thus minimizing the impact on endurance while adding the desired radar capability to small UAVs.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Towle
Principal Investigator
9786062601
jtowle@si2technologies.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Kunze
President
9786062601
jkunze@si2technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SI2 TECHNOLOGIES
200 Turnpike Road Chelmsford, MA 01824

EIN/Tax ID: 061691966
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No