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Advanced Multi-Band Electronic Surveillance Measure (ESM) Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-06-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: N043-263-0645
Amount: $999,984.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-263
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-05-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-05-02
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, Ph.D.
 Principal Engineer
 (937) 299-5999
Business Contact
 Jerry Capozzi
Title: (A) President / COO
Phone: (937) 299-5999
Research Institution

Spectra Research, Inc. has teamed with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop a miniaturized broadband antenna solution for electronic support measures (ESM) missions. The antenna will be designed for conformal mounting (for very low profile) on UAV platforms with low observable (LO) requirements. Two versions of the antenna will cover the required frequency range: low-band (100MHz - 2GHz) and high-band (2GHz - 18GHz). By leveraging the development team’s recent advancements in meta-materials research, along with its fragmented aperture design methodology, these antennas will be optimized for minimum size, weight and thickness. In addition, the specially designed connected array concept that was demonstrated during Phase I offers inherent low-signature integration capabilities. These antennas will have thickness ranging from millimeters to centimeters and footprints of less than 30cm, compatible with the space limitations of a UAV wing structure.

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