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All Terrain Combat Identification

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-05-C-P001
Agency Tracking Number: A032-2347
Amount: $1,975,860.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-097
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-10-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-31
Small Business Information
3085 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH 45420
United States
DUNS: 603299207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John A.Little
 Principal Engineer
 (937) 299-5999
Business Contact
 Paul Zidek
Title: President
Phone: (937) 299-5999
Research Institution

Spectra Research and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are proposing to develop, demonstrate, and deliver compact ultra-broadband omni-directional non-transponder RF Tags employing both current (Spectra Research) design topologies (with separate dielectric antennas for each radar interrogation band) and the latest designs employing an innovative fragmented aperture antenna to cover all bands (Ka-, X-, Ku-) from 9-36 GHz. The proposed work will leverage GTRI's research in the areas of fragmented aperture antennas and frequency selective backplanes to achieve broad bandwidth high gain antennas in minimum volumetric space. Combining these technologies, the program objective will be to design an RF Tag with an optimal volume meeting pre-specified Tag cross-section, data exfiltration rates, and power efficiency requirements. Many fielded RF sensors are operational in the X-, Ku-, and Ka-band frequency ranges. An RFCID tag compatible with all three of these commonly used military bands offers tremendous flexibility in maintaining the battlefield awareness of troop and resource location. Consolidating a tri-band tag into a single package conserves size, weight, and power consumption. Additionally, this results in a reduction of cost when compared to manufacturing three individual systems for the three bands.

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