Low Size, Weight and Power Direction Antenna for Common Data Link

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1434
Agency Tracking Number: F121-147-1338
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-147
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
JEM Engineering, LLC
8683 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD, -
DUNS: 118332548
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 James Lilly
 VP of Engineering
 (301) 317-1070
Business Contact
 Lizandra Urbina
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (301) 317-1070
Email: contracts@jemengineering.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: JEM Engineering proposes to develop a Ku-band Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) Antenna System for installation on a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and providing near hemispheric coverage. JEM seeks to produce a high gain, low SWaP, low-profile, and low cost antenna concept. The new technology used to achieve this will be an efficient one-dimensionally steered beam instead of two-dimensionally steered beam. BENEFIT: Technical success on the proposed program will provide antennas for transmitting video or other high-bandwidth, high data rate applications, over longer ranges. In addition, this technology will be available for a wider range of airborne platforms.

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