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Antenna Design in PolyStrata for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-141-1318
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-141
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Antenna Design in PolyStrata for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-13-M-1669
Award Amount: $149,319.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The Nuvotronics approach is to create a modular array architecture made of batch fabricated micromachined electronically-scanned subarray planar aperture modules. A number of such subarray modules are then combined to form a flat or conformal array antenna aperture providing necessary antenna system to operate in the WGS uplink (20.2-21.2 GHz) and uplink (30-31 GHz) bands with corresponding circular polarization (CP) states. It is assumed to operate both uplink and downlink through the same shared aperture running in dual-band mode, while splitting both channels in the array backplane. The design modularity will make possible to install the array on a UAV while fitting different installation conditions along with other possible options for the Predator class and other types of AF and other DoD UAV platforms. The batch fabricated micromachined electronically-scanned subarray planar aperture modules, which will be used to form necessary high-gain flat or conformal apertures, will be fabricated using the PolyStrata fabrication process developed by Nuvotronics. The array backplane will provide all signal, control and power connections to the subarray modules. BENEFIT: WGS uplink (20.2-21.2 GHz) and uplink (30-31 GHz) for UAVs will be provided through a single dual-band aperture. Minimized size and weight will be achieved with benefits to payload to maximize UAV mission capabilities. Initially will be designed for the Predator class UAV and other types of AF and other DoD UAV platforms will be considered also.

Principal Investigator:

Anatoliy Boryssenko
Member Technical Staff
(800) 341-2333
aboryssenko@nuvotronics.com

Business Contact:

Scott Meller
Executive Vice President
(800) 341-2333
contracts@nuvotronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 262821822
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No