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Efficient High Gain 100 to 300 MHz Horn Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-07-M-0011
Agency Tracking Number: F071-357-0936
Amount: $99,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-357
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-04-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-01-14
Small Business Information
340 Usher Rd.
Madison, AL 35757
United States
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Herbert Fluhler
 (256) 651-5673
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: Owner
Phone: (256) 651-5673
Research Institution

A quad petal wide band horn is proposed with improvements over prior similar designs to meet all the requirements of the solicitiation. The horn offers dual independant polarizations with high cross pol. isolation so the antenna does not need to be rotated for multi-pol. measurements. The improvements help to minimized back and side lobes while meeting the high gain requirements. The horn is made of light weight materials resulting in a unit weight potentially less that 30 pounds and volume 1/9th of the solicitation's allowable volume. The horn may be arrayed to provide in excess of 30 dBi of gain at cutoff while adding the unique feature of being able to generate nulls on high multipath scatters that could cause interference problems.

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