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Small Form Factor UHF SATCOM Patch Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240521P0019
Agency Tracking Number: S212-002-0059
Amount: $149,842.98
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM212-002
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-08-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-02-28
Small Business Information
8683 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707-1111
United States
DUNS: 118332548
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Tom Sebastian
 (480) 286-5992
Business Contact
 James Lilly
Phone: (301) 317-1070
Research Institution

Special operations (SO) are often conducted at great distances from the supporting operational bases and depend critically on situational awareness to perform precision strikes and achieve scalable lethal or nonlethal effects. To accomplish this, the SOF warrior must have the smallest yet most effective antenna that can be integrated with his uniform and which can facilitate maintenance of UHF SATCOM and/or MUOS communications links during the mission. A highly miniaturized microstrip patch antenna using magneto-dielectric (M-D) substrates with complex permittivity(ε)>1 and complex permeability (μ) >1 is proposed. At the end of Phase 1 JEM will produce an optimal M-D patch antenna design operating in 225MHz-400MHz SATCOM band that is highly miniaturized antenna design (proposed volume 4.5” square and 1.5” deep) with an expected weight of approximately 0.5 lbs using a combination JEM’s artificial M-D substrate and lightweight artificial dielectric technology.

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