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Co-Site Interference Mitigation in Phased Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98592
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-104-0290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-104
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Co-Site Interference Mitigation in Phased Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N66001-10-M-5105
Award Amount: $69,888.00
 

Abstract:

The number of antennas on military vehicles has been steadily increasing as enhanced communications continue to provide our warfighters a significant battlefield advantage. The limited space on the submarine sail requires the co-location of phased array apertures in a single antenna housing structure to provide capabilities in the desired frequencies of interest. The close proximity of the transmit and receive arrays has created a formidable cosite challenge. FIRST RF solves this problem with several approaches that involve simple electromagnetic techniques as well as aperture techniques. For example, an affordable radome appliqu, is proposed to solve the cosite interference problem. This solution does not require changes to the array elements or support electronics. This panel integrates with the existing antenna housing structure and minimizes side lobes and energy directed from the transmit array toward the receive array. Minimization of this coupled energy enables the receive array to perform in the presence of an operating transmit array. FIRST RF has relevant cosite mitigation experience that will be leveraged to achieve an optimal solution. Through the Phase I program, FIRST RF will prove the viability of this technology to successfully provide a phased array cosite solution.

Principal Investigator:

Keith Kelly
Principal Investigator
3034495211
pkelly@firstrf.com

Business Contact:

Theresa Boone
President
3034495211
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