Novel Design and Fabrication of Conformal GPS & Communications Antenna for UAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-1382
Award Id:
86945
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-068-0542
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
25 Health Sciences Drive, Suite 125, Stony Brook, NY, 11790
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
083265558
Principal Investigator:
Huey-Daw Wu
Sr. Project Engineer
(631) 444-6455
hwu@mesoscribe.com
Business Contact:
Jeff Brogan
CEO
(631) 444-6455
jbrogan@mesoscribe.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I project will develop and demonstrate the feasibility of innovative broadband conformal antenna concepts for UAVs. There is significant interest to integrate VHF (30-300 MHz), UHF (300 MHz - 1 GHz), L-band (1-2 GHz), S-band (2-4 GHz) and X-band (8-12 GHz) antennas into the aircraft structure to provide multiband, 360-degree coverage without the weight penalty of conventionally mounted radars, rotadomes, canoes and radomes. MesoScribe Technologies Inc. in partnership Ohio State University and EDO Corp. propose an integrated strategy combining design, simulation and Direct Write antenna fabrication to implement the combined GPS & Communications antenna technology onto the tail/fuselage of a surrogate UAV. The AF081-068 program will serve as a platform to meet the project objectives as well as validate a new approach to integrate conformal antennas within military systems.

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