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Enhanced Field Expedient Body Wearable Antenna

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97913
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-097-0096
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-097
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Enhanced Field Expedient Body Wearable Antenna
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A010
Award Amount: $69,912.00
 

Abstract:

The goals of this Phase I program are twofold. FIRST RF will demonstrate a broadband, VHF body-wearable antenna that is concealed and conformal. The antenna technology developed is designed to replace the currently-fielded 1-meter whip antenna used for communication in the SINCGARS radio band. Motivation for a body-wearable antenna stems from the large visual signature and significant impact on today's warfighters imposed by these 1-meter whip antennas. The second goal of the proposed effort is to use a common test platform and environment to evaluate and characterize commercially-available wearable antenna technologies offered as alternatives to the 1-meter whip antenna. Evaluation will mainly be focused on the specific absorption rate (SAR) experienced by the user in addition to a comprehensive (quantitative and qualitative) characterization of electrical performance. Leveraging past development efforts, FIRST RF has established the professional experience and the tools to accurately determine radiation exposure levels through both simulation and measurement.

Principal Investigator:

Dean Paschen
Principal Investigator
3034425211
dpaschen@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa C. Boone
President
3034425211
tboone@firstrf.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIRST RF CORPORATION
4865 Sterling Drive Boulder, CO 80301

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