Miniature Anti-Jam GPS Integrated Communications (MAGIC) Antenna System for the Guidance Integrated Fuze (GIF) for Artillery and Naval Surface Fire Su

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-3077
Agency Tracking Number: N01-120-09
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2001
Solicitation Topic Code: N01-120
Solicitation Number: 2001.2
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenan Ezal
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 kezal@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Michael VanBlaricum
Title: President
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mvanblaricum@toyon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Toyon Research Corporation proposes to develop a low-cost miniature anti-jam GPS integrated communications (MAGIC) antenna system that is compatible with the guidance integrated fuze (GIF) electronics package. The GIF is intended to replace an existing NATO standard multi-option fuze for artillery (MOFA) and will rely on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) GPS technology to accurately guide the artillery to the desired target. The MAGIC antenna system will provide an anti-jam (AJ) GPS capability and, in its simplest incarnation, will be comprised of two passive antenna elements with customized patterns that, when differenced, result in a ground nulling gain pattern. A more sophisticated form of the system will have two electronically reconfigurable antenna elements and closed-loop RF interference (RFI) suppression. Toyon will pursue an aggressive 18-month development schedule that will minimize risk by incrementally improving the capabilities and sophistication of the proposed miniature AJ GPS antenna system. We will design, build and test the first-generation prototypes of the MAGIC antenna system within the first six months of the program and we will deliver gun-launchable demonstration prototypes of the system within the next three months. Toyon will incorporate the active element closed-loop RFI suppression electronics to improve the anti-jam GPS performance of the system in the following nine months.

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