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Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-089-1257
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-089
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Applied Radar, Inc.
315 Commerce Park Road North Kingstown, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Low CSWAP Multi-Beam TCDL Antenna System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-14-C-0025
Award Amount: $79,934.00
 

Abstract:

Applied Radar proposes to develop a high-gain low cost, size, power and weight (low-CSWAP) tactical common data link (TCDL) antenna for the Firescout and Predator UAVs. The improved TCDL antenna will support 6 or more nodes of high-gain full-duplex communication at 21.42 MBPS in a star network configuration with 360 degree coverage out to 110 nm slant range. In Phase 1, we will design, fabricate and test a medium-gain multi-beam antenna that can close a 21.42 MBPS UAV-Ground link out to 110 nmi and a UAV-UAV link out to 50 nmi, which is equivalent in gain to the antenna currently being used, but which supports 6 simultaneous links and has built-in electronic beam switching. In Phase 2, we design, fab and test a high-gain antenna that can close the 21.42 MBPS UAV-UAV link out to 110 nmi, including the Az/El beam switching and control, for both uplink and downlink.

Principal Investigator:

William Weedon
CEO
(401) 295-0062
wweedon@appliedradar.com

Business Contact:

Michael Sherry
President
(401) 295-0062
msherry@appliedradar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Radar, Inc.
315 Commerce Park Road North Kingstown, RI -

EIN/Tax ID: 043438479
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No