Conformal Appliqué Antennas for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-06-P-0059
Agency Tracking Number: S061-002-0115
Amount: $99,241.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM06-002
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
PO Box 15127, 6421 S Air Depot, Suite B, Oklahoma City, OK, 73155
DUNS: 179523691
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Taylor
 Project Manager
 (405) 622-9200
 rmt@sciperio.com
Business Contact
 Marva Sanders
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (407) 249-3683
Email: 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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