Miniaturization of high average power, high peak power, wide bandwidth antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-19-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7306
Amount: $609,843.97
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-123
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-17
Small Business Information
6100 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 260, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: 079360382
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Sameer Hemmady
 (505) 244-8503
Business Contact
 Daniel Luna
Phone: (505) 222-4913
Research Institution
Verus Research is pleased to respond to the A16-123 Army Phase-II SBIR solicitation. To meet the Armys Phase-II requirements in a risk-mitigated fashion, Verus Research will leverage its innovative Ferengi family-of-antennas technology which was conceived, designed, and experimentally demonstrated by Verus Research under the previous Army-funded Phase-I Base A16-123 SBIR effort. For the proposed Phase-II work plan, Verus Research will leverage our lessons learned from the Phase-I work to execute on an accelerated technology prototyping effort by quickly optimizing renditions of the high power Ferengi antenna concepts to meet the Armys specific requirements for size, weight, frequency band, power handling, polarization, dispersion, and gain, utilizing our evolutionary Ferengi design-optimization work-flow algorithm. We will then fabricate an array of high peak power/average power Ferengi antenna elements utilizing novel mechanical fabrication techniques. We will then integrate, test and demonstrate the anticipated superior performance of these prototypes for high power excitations in coordination with the Armys host HPM weapons systems integrator. In Phase-II, Verus Research will also execute on a robust technology commercialization plan to develop variants of our Ferengi family-of-antennas to develop antenna constructs and Ferengi arrays that can address technical capability gaps in other Department of Defense (DoD) mission areas.

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