Surface Mounted Communications Antennae using Microstructure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-09-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-180-0075
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SPECTRA RESEARCH, INC.
2790 Indian Ripple Road, Russ Research Center, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
603299207
Principal Investigator:
John Little
Principal Engineer
(937) 320-5999
jlittle@spectra-research.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Capozzi
President / COO
(937) 320-5999
capozzij@spectra-research.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In the Phase I program, the Spectra Research team demonstrated that fragmented aperture antenna designs can be utilized to great advantage in meeting the requirement of developing a surface mounted tunable communications antenna. We further demonstrated new computational tools and design methodologies for optimizing antenna performance of electrically small antennas and antenna arrays. We utilized these advanced approaches to develop innovative tuning concepts that can be utilized with fragmented arrays to efficiently reconfigure the array for beam steering and polarization diversity. In the proposed Phase II program we plan to utilize the results from the Phase I program to develop an ultra wide bandwidth extended array in a specified format for direction finding purposes for numerous ELINT, SIGINT, and surveillance applications. Simultaneously, we will further develop the innovative capabilities for polarization control and beam steering.

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