Conformal UHF SATCOM Antenna for Tactical Aircraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,991.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
26780
Agency Tracking Number:
26780
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1710 Cumberland Point Drive, Suite 17, Marietta, GA, 30067
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Johnson J.h. Wang
(404) 955-9311
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Wang-Tripp Corporation (WTC) prposes a six-month Phse I exploratiory research and development effort to design a UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM) antenna for beyond-line-of-sight communications, and participation in Navy communications nets. Curretnly availabe UHF SATCOM antennas are unsuitable for the Navy's high-performance aircraft because of form factor, weight, intrusion into the aircaft and/or protrusion into the air stream. The antenna will be designed to operate at 240-275 MHz (Receive) and 290-320 MHz (Transmit) with a 3 dBiC gain, with power handling capaiblaity of 150W CW, maximum size of 12" dia. x 5", and a weight of less than 15 lbs. There are other requirments on form factor, installation, axial ratio, gain pattern, etc. The baseline approach for the proposed research will be the newly invented spiral-mode microstrip (SMM) antenna (patents pending), of which Wang-Tripp Corporation holds the exclusive license. The primary effort will be to meet the size requiarment. A braadboard model will be designed, fabricated, and tested. A final report documenting the resuls will be written and delivered.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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