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CONFORMAL AIRCRAFT HF TRANSMITTING ANTENNA

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8342
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8342
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTRON WIRELESS TECHNOLIGIES, INC.
22560 Glenn Drive Suite 114 Sterling, VA 20164 4440
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CONFORMAL AIRCRAFT HF TRANSMITTING ANTENNA
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $341,153.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT HF AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS ARE BURDENED WITH INEFFICIENT, NARROW BANDWIDTH, SLOWLY TUNED HIGH POWER COUPLERS. THE ASTRON PROPOSED AIRCRAFT ANTENNA SYSTEM IS AN EASILY ADDED, CONFORMAL ANTENNA WHICH OBVIATES THE ABOVE DISADVANTAGES BY ELIMINATING THE COUPLER. FURTHER, IT LENDS ITSELF TO USING 2 SUCH ANTENNAS WHICH CAN OPERATE IN A TRANSMIT/TRANSMIT AND TRANSMIT/RECEIVER SIMULTANEOUS OPERATION (SIMOP) MODE. THE ANTENNA DESIGN ASSURES MINIMUM COUPLING BETWEEN THESE TWO ANTENNAS DUE TO THEIR INHERENTLY LOW IMPEDANCE ACROSS THE ENTIRE FREQUENCY RANGE OF 2 TO 30 MHZ. VERY SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN RELIABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY WILL RESULT AS WELL AS A LARGE REDUCTION IN LIFE CYCLE COST DUE TO THE ELIMINATION OF THE ANTENNA HIGH POWER COUPLER.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph R Jahoda
7034710600

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astron Corp.
470 Spring Park Pl - Ste 100 Herndon, VA 22070

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