Multifunctional Design of Structurally Integrated Antennas for SUAV's

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: F054-019-0210
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T019
Solicitation Number: N/A
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
 Thomas Larry
 Senior Scientist
 (703) 674-0672
 tlarry@toyon.com
Business Contact
 Marcella Lindbery
Title: Director of Finance and Contracts
Phone: (805) 968-6787
Email: mlindbery@toyon.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MARYLAND
 Darryll J Pines
 Room 3154, Martin Hall
College Park, MD, 20742
 (301) 405-0263
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed work will develop and validate a design methodology for integrating antenna systems into the skin of aircraft. Applications to small, unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV) are particularly emphasized. These systems will provide broadband and multifunctional antenna capabilities. They will consist of printed circuits PC that are conformal to the aerodynamic surface shape and bonded to the inside and outside surfaces of dielectric skin material. The methodology will determine optimal PC layouts for a particular skin shape and a set of requirements. It will also determine the placement of feed points and location for the placement of electronic control devices that will enable the aperture to reconfigure in an adaptive manner. The work will combine the expertise of two teams - one an RF team experienced in the development of advanced antenna concepts and the other an aerospace engineering team experienced in the development of advanced UAV concepts.

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