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Parametric VLF Loop Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0335
Agency Tracking Number: F193-006-0487
Amount: $149,858.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF193-006
Solicitation Number: 19.3
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-12
Small Business Information
15181 Woodlawn Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
United States
DUNS: 076084490
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Palisoc
 Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
 (714) 259-0771
Business Contact
 Larry Beebe
Phone: (714) 259-0771
Research Institution

The objective of the proposed effort is to carryout the design to the PDR level of a large diameter thermally insensitive lightweight, compactable, deployable VLF loop space antenna in the 20m diameter aperture range. The key to achieving highly accurate, large antenna diameter with low mass, low stowed volume operating at high RF frequency is the use of the L.Garde elastomeric shape-memory composite (SMC) material for the loop antenna and the Opterus Deployable Retractable Boom (DRB). The prototype parametric VLF antenna will be developed through PDR level and after CDR during Phase II, it should be ready for an in-space flight experiments.

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