High Gain Common Data Link (CDL) Antennas for Networking UAV Nodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0305
Agency Tracking Number: N131-007-0624
Amount: $79,895.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-007
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
3737 Atwell St., Suite 208, Dallas, TX, -
DUNS: 611827812
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 (214) 353-8755
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: President
Phone: (214) 353-8755
Email: sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Research Institution
Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) such as Fire Scout could increase its utility to the fleet by operating as a node in an airborne star network. Such a system would need to support full-two way communication with up to six other nodes for transfer and relay of data, imagery, command and control with 360 degree coverage, within a 110NM UAV slant range. This would require multiple high-speed channels. The Phase 1 base effort will concentrate on first developing a complete set of system requirements from tops down system analysis. Innovative AESA concepts will be synthesized and feasibility determined. Risk/Reward trades will be accomplished on multiple AESA approaches to select candidate approach that can meet the derived system detail requirements.

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