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Naval Special Warfare Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Low Elevation Angle Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0618
Agency Tracking Number: N162-111-0841
Amount: $995,200.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N162-111
Solicitation Number: 16.2
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-06
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd Suite 210
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Faircloth Daniel Faircloth
 Chief Engineer
 (256) 319-2026
Business Contact
 Billy Todd
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Research Institution

United States Special Operations Forces (SOF) are called upon to operate anywhere in the world at any time, in extremis. Often these SOF operators must deploy using undersea vehicles such as the Seal Delivery Vehicle (SDV) or, in the near future, the Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS), DCS/UEOS 3, etc.. UHF satellite communications are a major component of the SOF’s ability to operate anywhere with impunity. However, the currently deployed SDV antenna system only supports zenith to 45 degrees above horizon communications, limiting the effective locations of achievable UHF link to central and moderate latitudes. IERUS Technologies proposes to develop a next-generation SDV/SWCS-compatible UHF communications antenna supporting both UFO and MUOS frequency bands with full upper hemispherical coverage. IERUS will mature this existing Phase 1 design and perform RF, environmental, and on-site tests to demonstrate the antenna's performance. IERUS will provide NAVSEA with a number of production units by the end of this program.

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