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Antenna Enhancements for SOF Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-04-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: S031-0062
Amount: $574,514.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM03-005
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-06-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-06-25
Small Business Information
PO Box 614, 200 Shrewsbury St.
Boylston, MA 01505
United States
DUNS: 876451725
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glynda Benham
 (508) 869-2700
Business Contact
 Marshall Cross
Phone: (508) 869-2700
Research Institution

U.S. Special Operating Forces (SOF) require tactical VHF/UHF antennas with improved performance for Special Reconnaissance (SR) missions. The development of an Enhanced Antenna Suite (EAS) tailored to SOF needs that can be configured depending on the nature of each mission is essential for meeting mission needs. Such a suite is aimed to provide enhanced mission effectiveness through improved LPI/LPD, visual covertness and overall link performance, while being portable, lightweight and easy to use in difficult SR field environments. In the Phase I effort, four different types of antennas that meet these criteria were designed, developed, prototyped and demonstrated. In the Phase II effort, it is proposed to continue the development of three of these antennas. The focus will be on refining their electrical designs, materials and fabrication methods. At the completion of Phase II, a demonstration of the antennas will be conducted and deliverable units of each antenna type will be provided, so that these can be used to obtain user evaluation and feedback.

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