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Surface Mounted Communications Antennae using Microstructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-09-C-0049
Agency Tracking Number: N073-180-0075
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-180
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-04-29
Small Business Information
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center
Dayton, OH 45440
United States
DUNS: 603299207
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Little
 Principal Engineer
 (937) 320-5999
Business Contact
 Jerry Capozzi
Title: President / COO
Phone: (937) 320-5999
Research Institution

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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