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Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
FIRST RF Corporation
CO Boulder, CO 80301-2312
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Advanced Space Antenna for GPS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0094
Award Amount: $149,968.00


The government has a current requirement to develop antenna systems which enable significantly increased GPS signal levels at specified pointing angles within the terrestrial footprint covered by a GPS satellite. Current and past GPS antennas are designed to provide a nearly constant flux density across the complete footprint provided by the antenna. These antennas are fixed beam antenna systems which provide no ability to control pattern shape, hence no ability to increase signal levels in a particular direction. However the GPS signal reception can be compromised by weak signal levels due to terrain blockage, active spoofing, active jamming, interference, etc. In order to provide higher signal levels on earth, GPS antenna architectures must be developed which provide steering capability with increased gain levels.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Boone
Senior RF Engineer
(303) 449-5211

Business Contact:

Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Contracts Manager
(303) 449-5211
Small Business Information at Submission:

5340 Airport Blvd. Boulder, CO 80301-

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