Low Power Radar and Wireless Network Communications for Small Cooperative UAVs (1000-016)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R243
Agency Tracking Number: 04SB1-0433
Amount: $98,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: SB041-025
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824
DUNS: 131640919
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Towle
 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 an innovative low power, low cost, multi band SAR which can be integrated into the structure of small UAVs. In addition to the SAR, SI2 will also integrate high bandwidth wireless network communications into small UAVs, so that they operate cooperatively in sending data to ground assets either directly or via other UAVs in the squadron. Our approach is to integrate SI2's Direct Write design, materials and manufacturing technology with system design to fabricate conformal antenna systems that meet both structural and electronic system requirements. The technology is applicable to a wide variety of electrical systems, including tuning mechanisms and matching circuits to enable the radar high transfer efficiency necessary for severely power limited vehicles. These antennas and associated electronics can be integrated into structural locations, such as wings and fuselage with no drag and minimal weight penalty thus minimizing the impact on endurance while adding the desired radar capability to small UAVs.

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