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Physically Small Confetti Antennas for High-Power Directive Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81412
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-043-1886
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerotonomy, Incorporated
591 Thornton Rd, Suite A LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122 1546
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Physically Small Confetti Antennas for High-Power Directive Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0051
Award Amount: $69,977.00
 

Abstract:

The proposing team has developed an innovative antenna technology called the "Confetti" antenna that is particularly suited to this application, offering potentially revolutionary performance in antenna efficiency, bandwidth, and compactness. We propose to design and optimize a compact "Confetti" antenna for high-power, directive applications. This antenna will have a volume of only 500 cm3 and maximum linear dimension of 30 cm, and it will be tunable to operate efficiently over 2 to 30 MHz, with up to 1 kW of pulsed transmission power and 3 KHz instantaneous bandwidth. The Confetti antenna has conductors optimized in all three dimensions, making it theoretically capable of producing any desired radiation pattern. The automated design method and resulting generality of this class of antennas promise to not only accommodate a wide range of specific applications but also to provide performance that approaches optimal for each application. Thus, the innovation described in this proposal is both a class of antennas, along with the methodology and tools to design them, as well as specific designs of compact, high-power, directive HF antennas.

Principal Investigator:

James Neidhoefer
CEO
7064131582
jneidhoefer@aerotonomy.com

Business Contact:

Chris Gibson
CTO
7064131582
cgibson@aerotonomy.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AEROTONOMY, INC.
117 Herron Street Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

EIN/Tax ID: 270110166
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No