Advanced antennas for air vehicle flight test evaluation.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$495,414.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-041-1326
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-041
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
Rock West Solutions, Inc.
8666 Commerce Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806704156
Principal Investigator
 Keith Loss
 Vice President of Program
 (858) 537-6260
 keith.loss@1rockwest.com
Business Contact
 Keith Loss
Title: Vice President of Program
Phone: (858) 537-6260
Email: keith.loss@1rockwest.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A low profile L-Band antenna was developed in Phase 1 that can by directly swapped out for its current commercial off-the-shelf counterpart. The new antenna, with slight additional optimization, has essentially the antenna performance (gain/pattern) as its COTS counterpart, but has significantly lower aerodynamic drag and radar cross section. In Phase 2, final optimization of the L-Band antenna design will be developed, built and tested for gain and pattern. Design optimization and fabrication of a UHF Flight Termination System antenna, for which a prototype design will be developed during the option program of Phase 1, will also be conducted in Phase 2. The same antenna design concepts will be applied to S-Band and C-Band antennas of interest to the Navy. Gain and pattern tests for the new low profile antennas as well as their COTS counterparts will be conducted to demonstrate their similarity.

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