Multifunctional Design of Structurally Integrated Antennas for SUAV's

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-019-0210
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054672662
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Larry
Senior Scientist
(703) 674-0672
tlarry@toyon.com
Business Contact:
Marcella Lindbery
Director of Finance and Contracts
(805) 968-6787
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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