Dynamically Configurable Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-04-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: N041-146-1267
Amount: $68,817.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-146
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
MALIBU RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
3760-A Calle Tecate, Camarillo, CA, 93012
DUNS: 040381691
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Gonzalez
 Senior Research Engineer
 (805) 383-1829
 dgonzalez@maliburesearch.com
Business Contact
 Frances Bohn
Title: Chief Financial/Admin. Of
Phone: (805) 383-1829
Email: fbohn@maliburesearch.com
Research Institution
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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