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Window Mounted UHF Antenna System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4263
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-071
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Window Mounted UHF Antenna System
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A606
Award Amount: $362,600.00
 

Abstract:

Through this Phase II program FIRST RF will deliver a quickly deployed UHF antenna package to be installed on a fixed wing aircraft. Assuming RF-transparent window glass, the installation requires no modifications to the interior of the vehicle. The proposed design leverages a FIRST RF L-Band window mounted antenna that has been flown for the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The antenna will have various mounting options depending on the aircraft characteristics and needs of the Army. The proposed technology also addresses human safety considerations by minimizing back lobe radiation into the aircraft cabin. The antenna achieves high gain and is capable of handling high power requirements. It is light weight, simple, producible, and very easy to install. The installation time for this antenna is under the 20 minute requirement, with proposed designs around a 5 minute deployment and stow time.

Principal Investigator:

Ben Wilmhoff
Program Manager
(303) 449-5211
bwilmhoff@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-5211
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORPORATION
4865 Sterling Drive Boulder, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 651165101
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No