Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0109
Agency Tracking Number: N043-238-0284
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-238
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 054672662
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Richen
 Senior Analyst
 (805) 968-6787
 arichen@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Michael VanBlaricum
Title: President
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mikevanb@toyon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Modern military aircraft carry many microwave and RF systems which must operate in close proximity to one another. Radio frequency interference (RFI) is virtually inevitable. The EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare (EW) aircraft presents a particularly severe interoperability problem because its primary mission is to jam enemy radars. Specifically, the performance of life-critical identification, friend or foe (IFF) systems is degraded by spurious signals and harmonics from on-board jamming systems. Toyon Research Corporation proposes to build on a successful phase I effort to design a shaped-pattern antenna or antennas to combat radio frequency interference to IFF, TACAN, and VHF/UHF communications systems on the EA-6B. We will use our novel anti-jam fixed reception pattern antenna (AJ-FRPA) design techniques to develop an antenna whose pattern is shaped to maximize isolation between the victim antenna and the jamming antenna.

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