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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,895.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0305
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-007-0624
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-007
Small Business Information
RDRTec Inc.
3737 Atwell St., Suite 208, Dallas, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
611827812
Principal Investigator
 Sidney Theis
 President
 (214) 353-8755
 sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Business Contact
 Sidney Theis
Title: President
Phone: (214) 353-8755
Email: sidtheis@rdrtec.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
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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