Large Bandwidth Antenna for Electronic Attack

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,969.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-06-C-0054
Award Id:
77182
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-040-0505
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
340 Usher Rd., Madison, AL, 35757
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148689842
Principal Investigator:
HerbertFluhler
Owner
(256) 830-9023
huf2000@aol.com
Business Contact:
HerbertFluhler
Owner
(256) 830-9023
huf2000@aol.com
Research Institute:
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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