Multi-Purpose Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-07-C-0462
Agency Tracking Number: N061-038-0126
Amount: $550,120.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-038
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC.
2790 Indian Ripple Road, Russ Research Center, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 603299207
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Reuster, Ph.D.
 Director of Engineering
 (937) 320-5999
 dreuster@spectra-research.com
Business Contact
 Jerry Capozzi
Title: President / COO
Phone: (937) 320-5999
Email: capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The increasing demand for additional antennas competing for space on already heavily populated military aircraft requires antenna solutions that will accommodate multiple functions through efficient broadband or simultaneous multiband operation. At the same time, the issues of antenna coupling and avoidance of EMI must be addressed. Given the lack of space, the most viable solution is to reduce the number of antennas by increasing their functionality. Increasing functionality, however, requires extending the bandwidth and incorporating complex radiating structures that meet a longer list of requirements. Ideally multi-band operation will be accomplished with a concomitant reduction in size, weight, and profile without sacrificing optimum performance. For this program, the Spectra team will apply new and advanced antenna design technologies toward solving the challenge of designing small, multi-function antennas that reduce the space, weight, and drag, while addressing the issues of intra-antenna interference. The design effort will focus on the patented Fragmented Aperture and Fragmented Volume design methodologies to develop a comprehensive multi-purpose antenna system.

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