Extremely Wideband Antenna for Airborne and Land Mobile Communications Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-09-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number: N072-138-0402
Amount: $749,323.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-138
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, 80301
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Farzin Lalezari
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution
The goal of this Phase II effort is to provide a continuous bandwidth from 225-1850 MHz from a single antenna aperture that is mechanically suitable for use on a high-speed airborne platform. During this Phase II effort FIRST RF will examine a single aperture approach as well as a multi-aperture approach. Both approaches will be packaged in a blade style radome that can be mounted on a high-speed airborne platform. In the multi-aperture approach FIRST RF will also explore the extension of the frequency band into the VHF band (30-174 MHz). This will be done primarily through material loading trades. These material loading trades will be used to examine the miniaturization of the antenna thereby reducing the profile of the antenna and making it even more suitable for installation on a high-speed airborne platform.

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