Advanced Multi-Band Electronic Surveillance Measure (ESM) Antenna

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,633.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00421-05-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-263-0645
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC.
3085 Woodman Drive, Suite 200, Dayton, OH, 45420
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603299207
Principal Investigator:
John Little
Principal Engineer
(937) 299-5999
jlittle@spectra-research.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Capozzi
Director of Operations
(937) 299-5999
capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Spectra-GTRI team proposes an innovative approach to optimizing weight on UAVs by integrating the antenna systems directly into the UAV wing or fuselage mechanical structure. By carving slot antennas of various sizes out of the wing structure, an array of bandwidths can be accommodated. Employing pairs or sets of antennas across the wingspan enables the use of direction finding to determine RF emission source bearing. The dual use of a structural feature as a sensor offers an innovative approach to minimizing weight on ESM platforms. Employing GTRI's advances in fragmented aperture and MetaMaterials research, a wing, tail, or fuselage of a UAV can be utilized as a radiating antenna without loss of structural integrity.

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