Wideband, Dual-Polarized, High-Frequency (HF) Element

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8718-08-C-0032
Award Id:
86638
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-064-1523
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Q-TRACK CORP. (Currently Q-TRACK CORPORATION)
515 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35816
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121059757
Principal Investigator:
Hans Schantz
Chief Scientist
(256) 489-0075
h.schantz@q-track.com
Business Contact:
Jerome Gabig
President
(256) 489-0075
j.gabig@q-track.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Antenna performance (gain) is proportional to antenna size. Q-Track proposes a combined vertical polarization (V-pol) and horizontal polarization (H-pol) ultrawideband (UWB) antenna element with bandwidth capable of covering the entire 6-28MHz bandwidth. This element will have a height of approximately 20m (60ft) to achieve a lower frequency of 6MHz. Q-Track further proposes to establish a scale-bandwidth relationship for this element to demonstrate how more compact tuned versions of the element could be used at the cost of a more restricted simultaneous bandwidth. Alternatively, the bandwidth of a 6-28MHz element can be extended down to 3MHz or even lower using such tuning. Q-Track will validate theoretical predictions by measurements on scale models of the elements. Q-Track's approach will conclusively demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed design and allow the Air Force to make an informed decision on an appropriate size element to achieve desired performance.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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