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Innovative Antenna Arrays Enabling Continuous Interceptor Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-20-C-7403
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2965
Amount: $1,969,490.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA15-017
Solicitation Number: 15.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-07-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-07-08
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd Suite 210
Huntsville, AL 35805-1111
United States
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Griffin Gothard
 (321) 775-3067
Business Contact
 Daniel Faircloth
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Research Institution

IERUS Technologies proposes to extend previous work and leverage new low-cost radio-frequeny (RF) chipsets to yield low-cost, high performance phased array antenna systems. Our optimized antenna solution will provide high gain, high frequency, and high bandwidth for high data-rate communications in harsh environments. The IERUS approach draws from commercial RF component developments brought on by the pending 5G and commercial SATCOM booms. The technology has been developed to drive the per-unit price point down without sacrificing much performance relative to other semiconductor technologies. The array development process yields tiled sub-array elements which can easily be scaled to relatively large arrays of elements. Finally, we will demonstrate environmentally hardened transmit and receive functionality as well as the possibility of self-calibration within the array, mitigating a major cost driver for large quantities of arrays. Approved for Public Release | 20-MDA-10482 (18 May 20)

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