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Miniature GPS Antenna System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70342
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-265-0646
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Miniature GPS Antenna System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0020
Award Amount: $749,811.00
 

Abstract:

MetaMaterials with new advancements such as fragmented aperture antenna arrays may offer additional significant advantages in the drive to provide reduced size, high efficiency controlled radiation pattern antennas (CRPAs). The Spectra Research team proposes to apply fragmented aperture and MetaMaterials technology to develop a lightweight small antenna solution capable of receiving both the L1 and L2 GPS bands necessary for military applications. Previous DARPA-sponsored programs in MetaMaterials have lead to the development of materials directly applicable to reducing patch antenna size while other DARPA-sponsored initiatives fragmented aperture technology has resulted in a toolset readily equipped to allow these antennas to receive both GPS bands. This combination can be manufactured using planar circuit board fabrication and solves the anti-jam problem without the need for esoteric textured LTCC materials. Furthermore, these antennas are made with very flexible dielectrics presenting the potential for future application to conformal surfaces.

Principal Investigator:

John A. Little
Principal Engineer
9372995999
jlittle@spectra-research.com

Business Contact:

Jerry V. Capozzi
(A) President / COO
9372995999
capozzij@spectra-research.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC.
3085 Woodman Drive Suite 200 Dayton, OH 45420

EIN/Tax ID: 311289035
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No