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Advanced Multi-Band Electronic Surveillance Measure (ESM) Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75017
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-263-0645
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Multi-Band Electronic Surveillance Measure (ESM) Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-05-C-0039
Award Amount: $149,633.00
 

Abstract:

The Spectra-GTRI team proposes an innovative approach to optimizing weight on UAVs by integrating the antenna systems directly into the UAV wing or fuselage mechanical structure. By carving slot antennas of various sizes out of the wing structure, an array of bandwidths can be accommodated. Employing pairs or sets of antennas across the wingspan enables the use of direction finding to determine RF emission source bearing. The dual use of a structural feature as a sensor offers an innovative approach to minimizing weight on ESM platforms. Employing GTRI's advances in fragmented aperture and MetaMaterials research, a wing, tail, or fuselage of a UAV can be utilized as a radiating antenna without loss of structural integrity.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Jerry V. Capozzi
Director of Operations
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