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Innovative Approaches to the Design of Visually Covert Low Power, Low Gain…

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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1995 / SBIR
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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: 1995
Title: Innovative Approaches to the Design of Visually Covert Low Power, Low Gain Antennas In The Range of 2-2000 MHz
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $377,414.00


Astron Corporation proposes to integrate supportability low profile covert antenna system requirements to cover a frequency span of 2 - 2000 MHz within two multi mobile platforms which will adapt to various transportable applications. The specific objectives of the Phase I effort are: a. OBJECTIVE 1 -Initiate a Preliminary Design Review meeting to identify and define the contractual requirements. b. OBJECTIVE 2 -Identify all applicable/potential Astron antenna designs to support the requirements. c. OBJECTIVE 3 -Research any applicable competitor's (Domestic/Foreign) off- the-shelf antenna models. d. OBJECTIVE 4 -Implement computer analysis modeling. e. OBJECTIVE 5 -Construct and test antenna brassboard experimental models on the various Astron range simulators. f. OBJECTIVE 6 -Prepare a mechanical analysis and an efficient concept for Class (1) and (2) mobile platforms. A six activity work effort has been developed to analyze the potential support- ability requirements, determine the application for each requirement, prepare task and sub-task statements required and develop a mechanical/electrical plan for integration of the multi antenna array into a minimum of two classes of efficiently functional mobile platforms. This new Low profile-Covert antenna system approach will assist both government acquisition personnel and contractors to state-of-the-art new and innovative approaches to future antenna communication requirements. POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: A future Phase II effort could support emergency or backup requirements for the police, aircraft and marine personnel where disaster imposes an immediate need for a broad- band range of frequency coverage for a successful mission.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Kaminski

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Astron Corp
470 Spring Park Place, Suite 100 Herdon, VA 22070

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No