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Multi-Band Body Wearable Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-16-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: A161-033-0279
Amount: $149,928.56
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-033
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-14
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
 Michael Markey
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution

Having successfully completed a Phase II program culminating in the delivery of 50 prototype SINCGARS antennas, FIRST RF understands the challenges of body-wearable antenna design and implementation. Given its substantial scope, FIRST RF recognizes that there is considerable risk involved in the Phase I effort. However, instead of starting from square one, FIRST RF will be able to leverage past work to meet the stated objectives of Phase I. Current dismounted radios provide larger spectrum capability than can be met by current body wearable antenna technology. The end goal is to fill the gap between radio capability and limited antenna bandwidth. FIRST RF will generate a comprehensive analysis package that looks at the SAR on the end-user at each of the operating frequencies in order to ensure occupational safety limits are not exceeded.FIRST RF has established the professional experience and the tools to accurately determine radiation exposure levels through both simulation and measurement.

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