Small Multi-decade Communications and Electronic Warfare (EW) Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,943.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9128Z-04-C-0003
Award Id:
68161
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2264
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1200 28th Street, Suite 302, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
Farzin Lalezari
Principal Investigator
(303) 449-5211
flalezari@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-1855
tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The RF bandwidth from 20 MHz to 2000 MHz is of particular interest to the US Army as it encompasses various communications, sensors, and electronic countermeasure systems. Developing a small antenna with 100:1 bandwidth would resolve many problems associated with multiple individual antennas including co-site interference, blockage, and overall real estate availability. The proposed baseline antenna design will provide improvement in size and performance well beyond the stated goals of this solicitation. The baseline approach will provide a lightweight passive antenna that is broadband and non-tunable and will cover frequencies from approximately 20 MHz to 2000 MHz. Reactive tuning techniques will significantly reduce the size of the antenna and innovative antenna apertures will minimize the interaction with vehicle mounts to improve low angle performance. Overall, FIRST RF has an in-depth understanding of the problem and its application. The proposed approach will directly meet the intended requirements of the SBIR program, as well, as being directly applicable to solving current problems in communications and EW antennas. We intend to model and prototype several antenna candidates as part of Phase I, thereby, enabling US Army and contractors to perform evaluation on early units.

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