Window Mounted UHF Antenna System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A606
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4263
Amount: $362,600.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: A09-071
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORPORATION
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, -
Duns: 125961123
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ben Wilmhoff
 Program Manager
 (303) 449-5211
 bwilmhoff@firstrf.com
Business Contact
 Theresa Boone
Title: President
Phone: (303) 449-5211
Email: tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Through this Phase II program FIRST RF will deliver a quickly deployed UHF antenna package to be installed on a fixed wing aircraft. Assuming RF-transparent window glass, the installation requires no modifications to the interior of the vehicle. The proposed design leverages a FIRST RF L-Band window mounted antenna that has been flown for the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The antenna will have various mounting options depending on the aircraft characteristics and needs of the Army. The proposed technology also addresses human safety considerations by minimizing back lobe radiation into the aircraft cabin. The antenna achieves high gain and is capable of handling high power requirements. It is light weight, simple, producible, and very easy to install. The installation time for this antenna is under the 20 minute requirement, with proposed designs around a 5 minute deployment and stow time.

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