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Advanced Multi-Band Electronic Surveillance Measure (ESM) Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00421-05-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: N043-263-0645
Amount: $149,633.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-263
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-06-22
Small Business Information
3085 Woodman Drive, Suite 200
Dayton, OH 45420
United States
DUNS: 603299207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Little, PhD
 Principal Engineer
 (937) 299-5999
Business Contact
 Jerry Capozzi
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (937) 299-5999
Research Institution

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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