UHF L-band Transmitter Receiver Antenna (ULTRA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56KGU-18-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7229
Amount: $604,558.73
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-040
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-28
Small Business Information
6150 Lookout Road, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Markey
 (303) 449-5211
 mmarkey@firstrf.com
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: jhill-jurik@firstrf.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Department of Defense depends on multiple systems to establish and update position information of our forces on the battlefield. However, the current interfacing capability for position location information (PLI) systems is limited to a select few service providers. By adding flexibility to the RF media interface for these systems, new levels of connectedness and reliability can be achieved, providing greater situational awareness to every warfighter.Currently, new multi-band waveforms are in development to support transceiver function across multiple wireless systems and assist in enhancing PLI reliability. These new waveforms require significant bandwidth and efficiency from the corresponding RF sensors. However, limited real estate on tactical vehicular platforms precludes traditionally broadband and efficient antenna designs. The competing requirements for size, bandwidth, efficiency, and pattern coverage are especially challenging for systems operating at frequencies such as UHF and L-Band.FIRST RF proposes a variety of novel material and loading technologies thatwhen combined with FIRST RFs proven broadband radiatorsminimize the size of the antenna without compromising its bandwidth or efficiency.

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