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Curved (Convex) Surface Global Positioning System (GPS) Antenna Design for Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) Trident D5 Flight Test Reentry

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00030-20-C-0205
Agency Tracking Number: N163-140-0021
Amount: $742,907.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N163-140
Solicitation Number: 16.3
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-04-01
Small Business Information
6150 Lookout Road
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 125961123
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Jensen
 Principal RF Engineer
 (303) 449-5211
Business Contact
 Jeanne Hill-Jurik
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Research Institution

Current Navy reentry flight test bodies use a commercial GPS antenna to demonstrate the capability to capture GPS data during flight. These are not integrated in a manner representative of the actual reentry body. Development of GPS antennas that may be incorporated onto tactical Navy reentry platforms, such as the Trident D5 reentry test body will result in an additional navigation system and improved guidance. FIRST RF proposes the integration of a GPS antenna for incorporation on the curved aft closure of the Trident D5 reentry test body. The antenna will be compatible with the integration requirements and environments, while still providing good sky coverage and efficient operation for satellite signal reception. The antenna will incorporate innovative material science and robust mechanical packaging techniques to enable compatibility with the thermal and vibration environments on board the Trident D5 test body. The FIRST RF solution is applicable to a variety of reentry and hypersonic platforms.

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