On The Move (OTM) High Frequency (HF) Communications Capability for the EFV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,762.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
M67854-08-C-0027
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-166-0521
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-166
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORP.
4865 Sterling Drive, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator
 Farzin Lalezari
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 449-5211
 flalezari@firstrf.com
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The EFV is a strong asset in the arsenal of the US Marines. One of the targeted efforts of the Marines is to improve the HF communications capability of the vehicle by upgrading the current fixed-base whip antenna to an antenna that supports a Near Vertical Incident Signal (NVIS) mode of operation. Point-to-point terrestrial communications at the HF Band (2-30 MHz) provides flexibility in link range unavailable at other bands. In order to support a NVIS mode, the peak-of-beam of the antenna must point towards zenith within approximately 10„a so that the transmitted signal reflects from one of several layers of the ionosphere. FIRST RF proposes two possible design solutions. The first approach utilizes a pair of configurable vertical monopoles. The second approach is a loop antenna. Omni-directional coverage On the Move (OTM) is achieved.

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