TO ACHIEVE SATISFACTORY TACAN PERFORMANCE ON ALL RADIALS A SHIP TACAN ANTENNA REQUIRES AN UNOBSTRUCTED SITE, ATOP THE MAIN (HIGHEST) MAST, IN THE CLEAR, FREE OF RF REFLECTIONS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4051
Agency Tracking Number:
4051
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4065 Achilles Dr, Salt Lake City, UT, 84124
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
SIDNEY B PICKLES
(916) 458-4191
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
TO ACHIEVE SATISFACTORY TACAN PERFORMANCE ON ALL RADIALS A SHIP TACAN ANTENNA REQUIRES AN UNOBSTRUCTED SITE, ATOP THE MAIN (HIGHEST) MAST, IN THE CLEAR, FREE OF RF REFLECTIONS. DUE TO THE CONTINUING IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW SYSTEMS E.G. GPS, ECM, JTIDS, OTHER, THE AREA IN THE VICINITY OF THE TOP OF THE SHIPS MAIN MAST IS CONTINUING TO BE IN GREATER AND GREATER DEMAND. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN THE CASE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, BATTLESHIPS AND CGN CLASS CRUISERS. THIS PROPSAL INTRODUCES A TACAN ANTENNA WHICH COULD BE DEPLOYED AROUNDTHE-MAST OF A SHIP IN TWO HALVES, MAKING INSTALLATION OF THE ANTENNA POSSIBLE WITHOUT REMOVING HIGHER EQUIPMENT. SEVERAL OF THE RF AND MECHANICAL ASSEMBLIES PROPOSED FOR THIS ANTENNA INCORPORATE PROVEN STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY.

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