Cosite Interference Reduction for Electronic Attack Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0109
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-238-0284
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-238
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A, 75 Aero Camino, Goleta, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Richen
Senior Analyst
(805) 968-6787
arichen@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Michael VanBlaricum
President
(805) 968-6787
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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