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ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
4480
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $43,000.00
 

Abstract:

TRA PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW COST, ELECTRONICALLY STEERABLE AGILE BEAM ANTENNA. PHASE I DEVELOPMENT WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DEVICE CONFIGURED AS FOUR QUARTER WAVE-LENGTH VERTICAL ELEMENTS(OVER A GROUND PLANE), A PIN DIODE SWITCHING AND PHASING ASSEMBLY, A DEDICATED CONTROL MICROCOMPUTER, AND AN INTERFACED TRANSCEIVER OPERATING WITH A DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. THE BEAM WILL INITIALLY SCAN IN FOUR SECTORS BUT WILL IN PHASE II BE EXTENDED TO ADDITIONAL SECTORS DEPENDING ON THE SPECIFIC ANTENNA SYSTEM EMPLOYED. SUCH AN ANTENNA SYSTEM WILL ENHANCE THE QUALITY AND SECURITY OF MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS BY INCREASING THE SIGNAL STRENGTH IN THE DESIRED DIRECTION AND MINIMIZING IT IN ALL OTHERS. THE DEVICE WILL BE USEFUL FOR SMALL MISSION, MOBILE, ROBOTIC, LARGE MOVING PLATFORM AND BASE STATION (FIXED) COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Stephen Peterson
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Wy - Ste 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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