Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation.
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
A low profile L-Band antenna was developed in Phase 1 that can by directly swapped out for its current commercial off-the-shelf counterpart. The new antenna, with slight additional optimization, has essentially the antenna performance (gain/pattern) as its COTS counterpart, but has significantly lower aerodynamic drag and radar cross section. In Phase 2, final optimization of the L-Band antenna design will be developed, built and tested for gain and pattern. Design optimization and fabrication of a UHF Flight Termination System antenna, for which a prototype design will be developed during the option program of Phase 1, will also be conducted in Phase 2. The same antenna design concepts will be applied to S-Band and C-Band antennas of interest to the Navy. Gain and pattern tests for the new low profile antennas as well as their COTS counterparts will be conducted to demonstrate their similarity.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Rock West Solutions, Inc.
8666 Commerce Avenue San Diego, CA 92121
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