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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:
2006 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Multi-Band Electronic Surveillance Measure (ESM) Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-06-C-0046
Award Amount: $749,998.00
 

Abstract:

Spectra Research, Inc. has teamed with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop a miniaturized broadband antenna solution for electronic support measures (ESM) missions. The antenna will be designed for conformal mounting (for very low profile) on UAV platforms with low observable (LO) requirements. Two versions of the antenna will cover the required frequency range: low-band (100MHz - 2GHz) and high-band (2GHz - 18GHz). By leveraging the development team's recent advancements in meta-materials research, along with its fragmented aperture design methodology, these antennas will be optimized for minimum size, weight and thickness. In addition, the specially designed connected array concept that was demonstrated during Phase I offers inherent low-signature integration capabilities. These antennas will have thickness ranging from millimeters to centimeters and footprints of less than 30cm, compatible with the space limitations of a UAV wing structure.

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