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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: N112-113-0774
Amount: $999,047.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-113
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-12-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-01
Small Business Information
8683 Cherry Lane
Laurel, MD 20707
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 David Auckland
 Chief Technology Officer
 (301) 317-1070
Business Contact
 Michelle Neville
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (301) 317-1070
Research Institution

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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