Low Profile, Very Wide Bandwidth Aircraft Communications Antenna

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: N081-033-1214a
Amount: $1,493,080.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-033
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
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
 David Auckland
 CTO
 (301) 317-1070
 dauckland@jemengineering.com
Business Contact
 Michelle Neville
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (301) 317-1070
Email: mneville@jemengineering.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The program proposed will advance the development of JEM"s conformal broadband antenna technology for aircraft, specifically targeting a dual-function UHF SATCOM and MUOS application. This program will develop a SATCOM antenna which will fit into the mounting hole for the existing Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal (MATT) antenna now used on F-18G, handle high RF power (150 W), cover the full bandwidth of both UHF SATCOM and MUOS (roughly 242 to 388 MHz), and do all of this while having sufficiently low radar cross section (RCS) to be compatible with the requirements of the F-18 E/F. At the end of the program proposed here, we will have flight qualified hardware at TRL 7. A follow-on program would support an on-aircraft qualification test to advance this technology to TRL 8.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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