Directional Airborne Telemetry Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-01-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: 001XP-0383
Amount: $749,400.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
WANG ELECTRO-OPTO CORP.
2140 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 110, Marietta, GA, 30067
DUNS: 796267656
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Johnson Wang
 Chief Scientist
 (770) 955-9311
 jjhwang@weo.com
Business Contact
 Maurizio Giabbai
Title: Director of Business Dev.
Phone: (770) 955-9321
Email: mgiabbai@weo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A twenty-fold increase in the telemetry data rates over the past 10 years, coupled with the reduction in available spectrum and the proliferation of various wireless systems, makes it necessary to increase the efficiency and quality of aeronauticaltelemetry (TM) systems. The objective of this program is to develop affordable directional airborne TM antennas to functionally replace existing omni-directional antennas on a variety of test vehicles. Beam steering of the antenna can be driven byposition cues from GPS (Global Positioning System) inputs and later integrated with INS (Inertial Navigation System) data. In Phase-I, WEO (Wang Electro-Opto Corporation) demonstrated the feasibility of a directional airborne TM array antenna by using itspatented antenna technologies and by taking advantage of recent advance in low-cost electronics and software relevant to

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