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Medium Caliber Projectile Conformal Antenna RF Seeker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-16-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: D153-006-0033
Amount: $149,888.71
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB153-006
Solicitation Number: 2015.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-03-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-03-16
Small Business Information
5340 Airport Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Jensen
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Ms. Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution

With the emergence of new-evolving super-sonic anti-ship missiles and ship defense systems, effectiveness could be greatly enhanced by the incorporation of precision-guided projectile technology. The ability of individual projectiles to track and intercept deadly threats significantly enhances the survivability of the defended asset and results in fewer shots fired and a reduction in overall intercept cost.However, integrating seekers onto these medium-caliber projectiles is challenging due to the need for advanced sensors to provide high-gain, forward-looking coverage, while withstanding extremely harsh gun launch environments and being integrated into highly space-constrained platforms. FIRST RF proposes a novel antenna concept that incorporates advanced conformal antenna technology along with innovative material science and robust mechanical packaging techniques to realize an extremely low-profile seeker aperture capable of providing high-gain, forward-looking radiation pattern coverage. The design incorporates materials and construction techniques compatible with extreme mechanical and thermal loads.The FIRST RF solution is adaptable to a wide variety of projectile diameters (20+mm) and supports all potential seeker tracking modes.

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