Multi-Band Antenna Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$375,846.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-04-C-0072
Award Id:
62355
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2981
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3825 Del Amo Blvd., Suite 200, Torrance, CA, 90503
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806647330
Principal Investigator:
Bill Milroy
(310) 371-5486
billm@thin-kom.com
Business Contact:
Michael Burke
(310) 371-5486
mikeb@thin-kom.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ThinKom, with > 10 years experience developing and producing lightweight, low-cost and high-efficiency antennas using Continuous Transverse Stub (CTS) antenna technology and two years of commercial antenna technology development, including an innovative antenna technology called WAVETRAP offering wideband, beam shaping, recommends a WAVETRAP based Multi-Band Antenna solution based on their Phase I investigations into JTRS antennas spanning 2 MHz to 2 GHz. Recommended JTRS antennas will exhibit these features: 1) total radiation efficiency > 70% from 2 GHz down to 200 MHz and decreasing efficiencies down to 2 MHz, 2) offer low (approximately 10 ohms) match to amplifiers to achieve high power added efficiency and low noise figure, 3) be physically low profile (< 1 inch thick), small (about 10-20 inches in diameter) and lightweight (< 1 lb), 4) allow ease in shaping the elevation beam, 5) be of robust physical construction to withstand both airborne and ground vehicle environments, and 6) use low cost commercial materials and processes to achieve affordability.

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