Conformal Appliqué Antennas for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$99,241.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-06-P-0059
Agency Tracking Number:
S061-002-0115
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SCIPERIO, INC.
PO Box 15127, 6421 S Air Depot, Suite B, Oklahoma City, OK, 73155
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
179523691
Principal Investigator:
Robert Taylor
Project Manager
(405) 622-9200
rmt@sciperio.com
Business Contact:
Marva Sanders
Chief Operating Officer
(407) 249-3683
marva@sciperio.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
An antenna system is proposed for the purpose of FM, TV-VHF, and TV-UHF PSYPOS broadcast applications. The antenna system incorporates a radiating structure that is small, light weight, and conformal. A circularly polarized beam is broadcast from an aircraft towards nadir, illuminating the region below the craft with a horizontally-polarized signal, yielding polarizations pointing in both the North-South and East-West directions. This approach helps minimizes polarization related fading as the relative positions of the transmitter and receiver change. Antenna bandwidth is 2:1 at minimum, allowing one antenna to cover each of the three bands in its entirety. This low-cost, highly manufacturable antenna incorporates sheet metal components and will easily operate at the desired 2kW input levels.

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