Large Bandwidth Antenna for Electronic Attack

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-06-C-0054
Agency Tracking Number: N061-040-0505
Amount: $149,400.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-040
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
FREENT TECHNOLOGIES
340 Usher Rd., Madison, AL, 35757
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Herbert Fluhler
 Owner
 (256) 830-9023
 huf2000@aol.com
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: Owner
Phone: (256) 830-9023
Email: huf2000@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An new compact multi-polarization antenna element design, array and associated feeding arrangement is proposed that enables large multiband coverage to meet the need for a rugged, light weight solution to the electronic attack antenna requirment. The proposed solution meets essentially all of the solicitation's requirements with a retrofittable, cost effective and emminantly produceable design. The new element is electrically small and virtually 100% efficient, without the use of any temination. The array permits steering of the beam in the elevation plane, and a novel feeding approach permits vernier pointing adjustments in both the azimuth and elevation planes.BENEFITS: The proposed designs offer several potential benefits in commercial appications. The proposed element is smaller than corresponding antenna elements covering the same bands, efficiency and polarization regimes. This would enable smaller antennas for devices needing diverse frequency antennas such as cellular phones that might cover GPS and a diversity of network frequencies (PCS, GSM, etc.). Transmit and relay towers needing to service wide bandwidth markets might also find utility in the proposed designs, permitting the potential elimination of multiple antennas and arrays.

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