Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antennas Using Advanced Ground-Plane Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0063
Agency Tracking Number: N112-113-0774
Amount: $149,826.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-113
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
8683 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD, -
DUNS: 118332548
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 David Auckland
 Chief Technical Officer
 (301) 317-1070
 dauckland@jemengineering.com
Business Contact
 Nancy Lilly
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (301) 317-1070
Email: nlilly@jemengineering.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
A new type of conformal antenna is proposed which is based on the realization of a magnetic current filament (MCF) radiating structure which work cooperatively with an electric conductor surface. Thus, by using a circular loop MCF element placed flat against an electric conductor, we can realize an extremely low profile monopole antenna. In contrast, electric current filaments produce a null field (i.e., they do not radiate)when placed flat against an electric conductor.

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