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Multifunctional Design of Structurally Integrated Antennas for SUAV's

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73394
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-019-0210
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Multifunctional Design of Structurally Integrated Antennas for SUAV's
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0083
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed work will develop and validate a design methodology for integrating antenna systems into the skin of aircraft. Applications to small, unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV) are particularly emphasized. These systems will provide broadband and multifunctional antenna capabilities. They will consist of printed circuits PC that are conformal to the aerodynamic surface shape and bonded to the inside and outside surfaces of dielectric skin material. The methodology will determine optimal PC layouts for a particular skin shape and a set of requirements. It will also determine the placement of feed points and location for the placement of electronic control devices that will enable the aperture to reconfigure in an adaptive manner. The work will combine the expertise of two teams - one an RF team experienced in the development of advanced antenna concepts and the other an aerospace engineering team experienced in the development of advanced UAV concepts.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas L. Larry
Senior Scientist
7036740672
tlarry@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
8059686787
mlindbery@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
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MARYLAND
Room 3154, Martin Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Contact: Darryll J. Pines
Contact Phone: (301) 405-0263
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university