Dynamically Configurable Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,817.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-04-C-0028
Award Id:
70209
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-146-1267
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3760-A Calle Tecate, Camarillo, CA, 93012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
040381691
Principal Investigator:
DanielGonzalez
Senior Research Engineer
(805) 383-1829
dgonzalez@maliburesearch.com
Business Contact:
FrancesBohn
Chief Financial/Admin. Of
(805) 383-1829
fbohn@maliburesearch.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Current shipboard antennas create a virtual "antenna farm" on the decks and superstructures of most Navy ships. A flexible solution is required to reduce the number of antennas, integrate them into the hull form and ultimately produce a single antenna capable of operations over needed frequency bands. To this end, an antenna capable of operation across multiple bands dynamically reconfigurable in bandwidth, beamwidth, gain and directionality that can be designed into any type shape or style would be highly desirable. Malibu Research's plasma antenna concepts may be a potential solution to the development of a new class of antenna architectures with the inherent features of: (a) reduced RCS, (b) flexibility, (c) "reconfigurability on the fly," and (e) conformability with the added feature of EMI/EMC mitigation. In addition they can be made low cost and light weight.

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