Multiband Array Radiators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8718-06-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-205-0637
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
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603299207
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Reuster
Director - Electromagnetics
(937) 299-5999
dreuster@spectra-research.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Capozzi
President / COO
(937) 299-5999
capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Major problems associated with performance of modern military aircraft are due to the space demanded to accommodate the multitude of antennas, the weight and drag introduced by these antennas, and the electromagnetic interference (EMI) between these close-packed electromagnetic structures. The increasing necessity for additional antennas competing for space on the already heavily populated platform demands antenna solutions that will accommodate multiple functions through efficient broadband or multiband operation. Design emphasis will be placed on the thinness of the radiating element, the ability of the radiating element to function in a reconfigurable array (adjustable polarization capability), efficient operation in the bands 11, 15, 20, 30, and 44 GHz, and ease of manufacture. Multiband technology will be directed toward the ability to utilize one antenna aperture for a multitude of communication systems, greatly reducing the weight and space requirements associated with those systems. For this program Spectra Research, Inc. has teamed with Scientists from the Georgia Tech Research Institute to apply new technological antenna advances in fragmented apertures and meta-materials with new antenna design tools toward solving the challenge of designing small, multi-function antennas that reduce the space, weight, and drag demand on aircraft, while addressing the issues of intra-antenna interference.

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