Efficient Wideband Antenna for JTRS Ground Mobile Radio (GMR) Communications Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$740,084.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00039-11-C-0004
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N083-226-0162
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-226
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
4865 Sterling Drive, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
P. Kelly
Director of Engineering
(303) 449-5211
pkelly@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Theresa Boone
President
(303) 449-5211
tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
In this Phase II program, FIRST RF Corporation proposes technology which solves a technology gap which exists for the JTRS Ground Mobile Radio (GMR) segment; namely, a wideband/multi-band antenna covering the 30-88, 225 450, and 1200 2000 MHz bands. During Phase I, FIRST RF took an aggressive engineering approach which included antenna modeling, prototyping, and measurement in the installed environment. Phase I ended with a prototype tri-band antenna which meets nearly all the RF requirements of the program. Phase II is focused on optimizing the RF performance, shrinking the height of the antenna by combining apertures, and ruggedizing the antenna for the harsh ground operational environments. The technology is based on FIRST RF"s very successful line of ultra-wideband antennas used for ground-based electronic warfare (EW). By combining apertures, multiple antennas can be fit into the 82"height requirement. In addition to the RF performance of the antenna, the proposed design uses a custom-designed spring-base to dampen vehicle dynamics and a ruggedized radome. Lessons learned from delivering over 130,000 antennas to the field will be applied to this JTRS GMR program.

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