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Low-profile High-Frequency Maritime Antenna?

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: N222-112-0249
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N222-112
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-11-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-09
Small Business Information
125 County Line Road Suite 180
Warminster, PA 18974-4920
United States
DUNS: 601242910
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Vince Sieracki
 (215) 347-1519
Business Contact
 Jeannine Roso
Phone: (215) 957-5222
Research Institution

This program will address antenna design characteristics which can reduce the size of HF antennas for the small maritime craft while providing increased instantaneous bandwidth to provide higher data rates with higher reliability. We will apply our extensive HF experience in wideband HF ground/airborne antenna development coupled with previous efforts in conformal antennas on unique platforms to a suite of appropriately phased combinations of antennas such as monopoles, dipoles, and loops in conjunction with the clever use of new metamaterials to achieve a successful solution. A lightweight low center of mass prototype design will be developed to provide an instantaneous bandwidth over the entire 1.5-35 MHz HF frequency band. The ionospheric propagation performance of our prototype antenna design will be provided using ionospheric propagation software which will simulate various paths over various ranges and frequencies. A commercialization strategy is provided demonstrating how the resulting antenna design can be used in government and commercial systems applications.

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