Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-09-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: N091-041-0857
Amount: $149,824.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-041
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
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
 flalezari@firstrf.com
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Through this program, FIRST RF will apply a proprietary antenna technology already in qualification for a specific Low Observable (LO) weapons system. This technology promises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of the design and manufacture of conformal antennas for weapons systems and other airframes. FIRST RF proposes a UHF-FTS antenna, combined S- and C-Band aperture, and a novel L-Band antenna for LINK-16. The proposed Phase I program is a feasibility study of applying this antenna technology to these three antennas. However, the technology can be readily applied to other antennas for other functions. Part of the Phase I process will be to explore other applications for the technology. We anticipate a significant reduction in the cost of weapons systems due to a reduction in the cost of antennas.

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