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3-D Antenna Technology using Additive Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-C-1721
Agency Tracking Number: F171-115-0631
Amount: $749,966.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF171-115
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-14
Small Business Information
12151 Research Pkwy. Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
DUNS: 179523691
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Church
 (407) 275-4720
Business Contact
 Beth Brownell
Phone: (407) 275-4720
Research Institution

The ultimate goal is to print low cost, high performing, curved PAAs for UAVs. .The opportunity to enhance the performance of the PAAs by making them curved, reducing their weight, increasing their ruggedness and doing this at a reduced cost is a combination that requires more effort and investment This allows a lower profile approach and using the array as part of the structure reduces the weight of the PAA.Complex structures and improved performance always come at a cost. The more complex, the more expensive and the better the performance, the more expensive. Using the natural advantages of 3D printing, we will achieve improved RF performance, make it low profile and more rugged; this process lowers the overall cost. This is due to the fully automated, precise build that our systems can achieve

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