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Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74984
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-238-0284
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corp.
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0109
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Modern military aircraft carry many microwave and RF systems which must operate in close proximity to one another. Radio frequency interference (RFI) is virtually inevitable. The EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare (EW) aircraft presents a particularly severe interoperability problem because its primary mission is to jam enemy radars. Specifically, the performance of life-critical identification, friend or foe (IFF) systems is degraded by spurious signals and harmonics from on-board jamming systems. Toyon Research Corporation proposes to build on a successful phase I effort to design a shaped-pattern antenna or antennas to combat radio frequency interference to IFF, TACAN, and VHF/UHF communications systems on the EA-6B. We will use our novel anti-jam fixed reception pattern antenna (AJ-FRPA) design techniques to develop an antenna whose pattern is shaped to maximize isolation between the victim antenna and the jamming antenna.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Richen
Senior Analyst
8059686787
arichen@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Michael VanBlaricum
President
8059686787
mikevanb@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A 75 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No