Low-Power, Monolithically Printed, Conformal, Sensors and Associated Microelectronics (B&P 1000-024)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-C-3451
Agency Tracking Number: 03SB1-0282
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: SB031-019
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824
DUNS: 131640919
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Erik Handy
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 606-2601
Business Contact
 Joseph Kunze
Title: President
Phone: (978) 606-2601
Email: jkunze@si2technologies.com
Research Institution
SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to apply its Direct Write (DW) technology to develop a conformal distributed antenna system for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Arrays of conformal antenna modules will be distributed on the UAV airframe, replacing individual protruding antennas. SI2's DW antenna modules will be integrated with the UAV's structure, making greater use of vehicle acreage. As a result, this antenna system affords improved vehicle performance. For example, SI2's conformal array exhibits high reliability since non-mechanical beam steering is employed and graceful degradation is possible as individual elements are damaged during mission-incurred wear and tear. In Phase I, SI2 demonstrated the ability to Direct Write high-performance electronics for a multitude of applications. SI2 will build on this success in Phase II and produce hardware in support of demanding UAV communication requirements.

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