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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4051
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Jtp Radiation Inc
4065 Achilles Dr, Salt Lake City, UT, 84124
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 SIDNEY B PICKLES
 (916) 458-4191
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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