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Surface Mounted Communications Antennae using Microstructure

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87341
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-180-0075
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: 2009
Title: Surface Mounted Communications Antennae using Microstructure
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-09-C-0049
Award Amount: $599,999.00
 

Abstract:

In the Phase I program, the Spectra Research team demonstrated that fragmented aperture antenna designs can be utilized to great advantage in meeting the requirement of developing a surface mounted tunable communications antenna. We further demonstrated new computational tools and design methodologies for optimizing antenna performance of electrically small antennas and antenna arrays. We utilized these advanced approaches to develop innovative tuning concepts that can be utilized with fragmented arrays to efficiently reconfigure the array for beam steering and polarization diversity. In the proposed Phase II program we plan to utilize the results from the Phase I program to develop an ultra wide bandwidth extended array in a specified format for direction finding purposes for numerous ELINT, SIGINT, and surveillance applications. Simultaneously, we will further develop the innovative capabilities for polarization control and beam steering.

Principal Investigator:

John Little
Principal Engineer
9373205999
jlittle@spectra-research.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Capozzi
President / COO
9373205999
capozzij@spectra-research.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH 45440

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