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Missile Aft Antenna (MAA) Design Rearrangement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-20-C-7048
Agency Tracking Number: B192-018-0107
Amount: $149,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA19-018
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-11-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-21
Small Business Information
601 Hutton St STE 109
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Todd Nichols
 Principal Engineer
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 Gary Edge
Phone: (919) 341-8241
Research Institution

Vadum will design a scalable Missile Aft Antenna (MAA) that employs an innovative combination of metasurface current steering and spatial diversity to deliver extended range tactical communications performance for a missile interceptor. Missile aft antennas must often accommodate a centered bulkhead thru hole; the Vadum approach utilizes slots and metasurfaces around a thru hole to deliver required circular polarization with gain and wide aspect coverage in the harsh endo- and exo-atmospheric vehicle environment. Deliverables will include a scalable antenna design concept verified through analysis, simulation, and selected benchtop and anechoic chamber tests. Approved for Public Release | 19-MDA-10270 (18 Nov 19)

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