Ultra Wideband Conformal Low Profile Antennas (1000-213)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,995.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-204-0387
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-204
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
SI2 Technologies
267 Boston Road, North Billerica, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
13-164091
Principal Investigator:
Randall Lapierre
Principal Investigator
(978) 495-5300
rlapierre@si2technologies.com
Business Contact:
Noel Burgoa
Business Director
(978) 495-5300
nburgoa@si2technologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
SI2 Technologies, Inc. (SI2) proposes to design and develop a wideband conformal antenna system for a software defined radio as a baseline demonstration for a wideband low profile antenna technology. SI2 will leverage experience with advanced materials and novel antenna elements to design, build and test a series of technology demonstrators. The antenna will be designed for integration into a payload pod and meet the size, weight and power constraints of a small unmanned aerial system (UAS). The Phase II program is built upon previous work conducted by SI2 during a Phase I effort to develop conformal antennas for strike weapons. The advantages of SI2"s antenna solution include: low profile, wide instantaneous bandwidth and high efficiency. In Phase II, this antenna concept will be refined through modeling and hardware. The antenna demonstrator will be integrated with a composite pod and tested in conjunction with a software defined radio. The performance of the antenna system will be optimized and validated through the manufacture and testing of hardware demonstrators. A flight test prototype will be fabricated to support a test of opportunity coinciding with Navy development efforts, resulting in TRL 7 for the antenna system.

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